This blog will be short. I just want to share with you the latest news from our daughters in Indonesia.
First, the good news. TK received last week a donation of $ 1,500 CAD from the NGO Dark Bali.This aid is intended to provide food to 10 new families for 2 months in the village of Bongas where we work with the Kusuma Bongas Foundation (Bongas flowers).
I will also participate in a ZOOM meeting with several NGOs involved in the fight against sex trafficking of girls in Indonesia Tuesday May 26 at 11:00 p.m. (offset required) in order to take stock of the situation of sex trafficking in this period pandemic.
On this subject, our collaborator Mr. Nono Terryano (on the photo above) gave me an update on the situation for the district of Indramayu and it is not rosy.
Already highly vulnerable to odd jobs that do not even allow them to support themselves, current families have seen their situation worsen by the loss of these odd jobs. As there is practically no government aid in Indonesia to guarantee a minimum of income, our collaborator notes a clear increase in domestic violence.
As the abusers and predators take no rest but take advantage of the crisis to extend their grip on families, they are even more tempted to sell their daughters to prostitution networks. Let us remember that extreme poverty is the number 1 factor leading to prostitution and that the situation in Indonesia has considerably deteriorated with this pandemic.
Currently, it costs approximately $ 118 CAD to provide the following commodities (rice, sugar, eggs, instant noodles, vegetable oil, mask and hand sanitizer) to a family for a period of 2 months.
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On behalf of all the families that TK helps, I say a BIG thank you.
CEO Talitha Koumi