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Two lives , not numbers involved

I am back in Lagos after the four-day World Safety Conference in London(self-paid).
Exactly six hours after my arrival in Nigeria, one of my former worker called to report a case of a househelp or housekeeper who is pregnant .
Being pregnant is no special news you may think, but this class of vulnerable persons are always victims of men who promise heaven but release hell.They approach these housegirls and promise to get them out of "such demeaning jobs" and for a young girl or woman desiring better lives, they willingly surrender themselves to have sex with their potential benefactors.
The man reponsible for the pregnancy has denied and the madam of the house or the empolyer has gotten to know,the housegirl has not only lost her job but has also lost her free accomodation in the madam's apartment.
Also intresting is the fact that she dread going back to the village to meet her poor parents, who wouldn't have allowed her do such a job but for their poor background.

The intervention now becomes necessary and important because the madam needs her to raise #20,000 to add to an already raised #27,000 to complete the fee needed for an abortion or a D&C , possibly by a quack medical practioner that may kill her.The pregnancy is four months old.

We have scheduled an intervention session with the madam or employer and the victim.We may need to send her back to the village with enough money to support the unborn baby and the mother,I think with enough fund she may get her family's support and care that are needed.

Alternatively, we shall provide a transitional home and support for them.
Or what do you think?

Comments

Carri Pence's picture

Your cause and words are so

Your cause and words are so important to this vulnerable situation that does need more focus and attention. If you are wanting funding or funding advice I would place this entry in the resource exchange section of PulseWire. There you can express yourself and why it is so important that you do get funding. The best way to go about this is to place as much detail for your cause as possible.

Best Wishes,
Carri Pence

tocssfoundation's picture

Re:

Thanks Carri for a swift response.
Placing the entry in the resource exchange may help us with this case because we need some fund to support the mother and the unborn child.
So amazing, yesterday I got two different phone calsl and the callers both need fund for educational support( school fees).This season in Nigeria is school resumption and bills payment even in the public schools.

Warm regards
Temidayo

Shalom.

tocssfoundation's picture

Relief shelter need

The intervention session with Chioma held in my office room and she was able to narrate her story.
Her boyfriend of three years has put her in the family way and has not only denied being responsible but has absconded.
Chioman is four months on and she has been rejected by her family, in a telephone conversation with her parents, I was told they no longer know Chioma and since she had brought shame to the family she should go ahead with her life without them. "If she wants to die, better"says Chioma's father.
Now , Chioma needs a relief shelter to be off the street and some funds to register for antenatal clinics.We have provided a transitional home in our corporate office but that is not a permanent space.

Perhaps I would post her need in the fiunding request page or do I continue the healing sessions with her parents through the telephone, because they don't live in Lagos where we operate from.

Alternatively, if there is anyone with information regarding a facility that can take Chioma in for the pregnancy and delivery period, we'll appreciate it.

Shalom.

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