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Team Minneapolis :: Rima 2012

I WILL RUN » 10 GIRLS. 10 STORIES. 10 CITIES.

 

 

We are running the Minneapolis Half Marathon for Rima. Born a Nepali girl, she was at risk to grow up in the red-light district and never get out. Her rescued life gives reason to our running. You can make a difference for her and countless girls like her by joining Team Minneapolis in Minnesota on June 3, 2012.

 


Will you run for her?



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Rima Gives Reason to Our Running . . . 

12,000 girls are trafficked from Nepal into India each year.1

 

Nepal has become one of the busiest sex traffic industries of its kind anywhere in the world. Because they are known for their beauty, demand is high for Nepali girls— they are more valued than those born and enslaved in the brothels.

 

For Rima, her future seemed to be certain, being born a Nepali girl in the red-light district. Not only would she grow up in the darkness, the brothel owners would ensure she’d never get out. For this young Nepali child, growing up in the district would lead to a lifetime of slavery.

 

As Our Own staff was informed about Rima and her dangerous situation. They connected with Rima’s mom and explained that her daughter could be rescued from a hopeless fate. As Our Own staff orchestrated one of the most difficult extractions, rescuing Rima from the district and accepting her into the As Our Own family.

 

Although Rima’s life had a very trying start, the love and care she receives from her As Our Own family is making all the difference. When Rima’s mom came to visit her, she was so touched by the care that Rima was receiving, she knelt down with her four-year old daughter and asked her to pray for her before she left.

 

 

Rima’s life was spared from the brutality and hopelessness of brothel slavery, but there are many Nepali girls facing this same horrific future. They are desperately waiting to be rescued. They will grow up in the district and face futures of certain enslavement—unless someone steps in on their behalf.

 

 
Will you run for her?

 
Together, we are rewriting stories with every step. 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

Notes & Sources
Rima is a pseudonym.
1. "Nepal's Stolen Children," A CNN Freedom Project Documentary, 2011, http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/17/nepals-stolen-children/



 


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