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CONCEIVED IN SLAVERY

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When Thaiyamma and Devendran found out their five-month-old daughter Lavanya was ill, they took a $20 loan from the owner of a wood-cutting facility to help pay for her treatment.

Paying back the loan seemed simple enough. They began working at the facility to try and pay off the debt with their daily wages. What they thought was a good job quickly turned into a life of abuse.

For just $20, this cruel man gained complete control over them.

They were slaves, and their master was a man they called “The Beast.” He controlled every aspect of their lives.

Imagine trying to raise an infant when a brutal slaveowner is always looking over your shoulder.

Thaiyamma and Devendran’s day began very early in the morning, and they toiled under the hot Indian sun until late at night in a non-stop cycle of violence designed to crush minds, bodies and spirits. Many days, they were only able to feed little Lavanya one meal of rice or porridge.

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Slavery.
Vast. Brutal. Stoppable.

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He had a total grasp on me and it was so difficult to break away.

 Kim was just 12 years old when AJ promised to help her and her desperately poor family. Kim moved with him to Manila and he put her into a good school and fed her well. He promised her a job so she could help pay for her five siblings to go to school. But it was a setup.

 Kim’s exploitation began a few months after she arrived at AJ’s home. First it was a nude photo. Then it was exposure in front of a webcam to paedophiles around the world. Then it was rape in hotel rooms by paying “customers”.

 Kim was scared and she was trapped.

 But IJM’s supporters sent rescue. The IJM Manila team worked with Philippine law enforcement to find and arrest AJ. Kim was taken to a shelter with other survivors of cybersex trafficking. Later, Kim was able to testify in court against AJ, and he was convicted and sent to jail.

 AJ can no longer hurt girls like Kim. Other would-be traffickers know that they will be held accountable for their crimes. And Kim is free and on the path to restoration.

 Here’s what she has to say:

 “I just want to say thank you. Don’t give up. Keep fighting.

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BORN IN Freedom

After years of brutal enslavement, Thaiyamma was rescued and her son was born in freedom. Read her story.

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The abuse kept coming. Day after day. Week after week. They were even forced to sleep on the ground like animals. Life's only purpose was survival.

Then Thaiyamma realised she was pregnant.

As her belly grew, so did the intensity of the work.

“We were like dead people living there.”

It became clear to Thaiyamma, that Lavanya and her unborn baby’s future would be one of slavery if they didn’t find a way out.

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When IJM heard about Thaiyamma and went to investigate the facility, more than three years had passed since she was enslaved. Lavanya was now a toddler walking around and learning to speak. Thaiyamma was just days away from delivering her second child.


Tired, in pain, and desperate for freedom, Thaiyamma harnessed all of her strength to rally men and women at the facility to speak up and tell the truth. 


She saw this as their one chance at freedom, and it was now or never. 


Thaiyamma stood in front of everyone, looked authorities in the eye and spoke boldly, telling them everything about the abuse and torment they experienced.

Because of her courage, Thaiyamma, Devendran, Lavanya and 12 others at the facility were set free. The Beast was arrested.

Thaiyamma’s baby boy was born in freedom a few days after the rescue operation. As she held her baby for the first time, Thaiyamma looked down at him in awe, and whispered, “I never knew I was going to see you. I never knew that I would meet you in freedom, and here you are.”

When mothers are rescued from slavery, children grow up in freedom. 


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