13 June 2022
THE STORY OF ANI
At the age of 19, Ani from Peru, a student with a dream of becoming a chef, found herself lacking the necessary funds for her gastronomy courses.
Looking for a job to finance her studies, she responded to an Internet job offer to work at a restaurant with a great salary. The only stipulation was to show up the same day so as not to miss the opportunity. With limited options, she jumped at the chance. That same day, she arrived at the appointed time and place for the interview. Upon her arrival, some people forced her into a car, and after many hours of travel, they arrived in a distant, unknown city. The middlemen took her papers and handed her over to a restaurant owner.
Their goal was to take her out of the country at the end of the pandemic for sexual exploitation.
Fortunately, when her kidnappers were distracted, she took advantage of the situation and contacted her family, who promptly called the police and prosecutor's office to the restaurant.
Now, with the help of Talitha Kum's sisters - Red Kawsay Peru, Ani is receiving psychological and spiritual support and has also managed to get the help she needs to begin her gastronomy studies.