Breaking the Cycle
BREAKING THE CYCLE
Twenty-seven years ago, Rajani was born in a brothel. Her mother, and her grandmother had neither known life outside of the red-light area. “This is your destiny,” they told her. She knew nothing else of her future except to work for the Madame for whom her mother worked. Madame told her she was growing into a beautiful young lady and sent her to the river at night to play with the other children until morning when they could return home.
Madame determined when Rajani would begin her own work in the brothel. When Rajani protested and begged to go to the river with the other kids, Madame reminded her this was her destiny -- then beat her until she could not remember what happened. Ranjani worked eight years for Madame, and after many lost pregnancies, she eventually had two daughters of her own, who played at the river at night.
This would not be her daughter’s destiny. Rajani had the courage to ask for help from the clinic-doctor who told her of people who could help her get her daughters out.
Rajani’s girls will never know the horrors from which she spared them with her great courage and tenacity. As she stitches and works in the sewing center by day, her girls enjoy school and friends and playing without boundaries. At night, they snuggle close to their mother, and all three sleep in peace.