At Prerana, we hear several stories. Some hopeful, some full of courage, but mostly all, heart-wrenching. Neerja (name changed) and her daughter Vini’s (name changed) story is no different. What is inspiring though, is how Vini transformed her life with sheer strength and faith in self and Prerana.
This is the story of Priya Mitra (name changed), a child from the notorious red-light area of Falkland Road in Mumbai. The story traces her and her mother Neelam’s journey, from the heart of darkness to a world where Priya now guards her rights, exercises choices, and enjoys dignity.
Understanding a social crime like human trafficking is complex. Lack of clarity might often lead to confusion with other crimes of a similar nature like human smuggling or illegal migration. However on closer analysis, one might be able to draw a better understanding of these issues. This is the story of a young girl, Ritu Patel (name changed) who was rescued by the Police, assuming it to be a case of trafficking but over a period of time, new facts came to light.