When you enter Kamathipura, you are immediately overwhelmed with the sense that something is very wrong here. The filthy streets are crowded and teeming with men who have come to buy sex. Thousands of women are standing or sitting on pavements soliciting men for sex, and hundreds of pimps trade women as if they were cattle.
As you look into the eyes of these desperate women, they each have a story of how they were trafficked. Some were kidnapped from their village home and brought to Mumbai and sold. Some were lured into the city with the promise of jobs, then tricked and sold into the red light district, their childhood stolen from them.
Forced to see 30-40 men a single day, many are kept in cages and cells with very little ventilation. Every victimized life has a trail of broken dreams. This truly is one of the darkest places on earth.
YouCanFree.Us is bringing hope to these victims of Kamathipura.
Dream with us that one day there will be no abuse on these streets of Kamathipura.
Kidnapped by her own uncle at ten years of age from her home in Jharkhand, India, and sold to a brothel owner for a mere 25,000 rupees ($500)
Pinky has spent 20 years in the red light district of Kamathipura. She is the face of countless human trafficking victims in the red light district of Kamathipura, tragic victims we are seeking to rescue, rehabilitate, and provide with a bright future.