The eldest of her nine siblings, she was responsible for supporting the family. “I never got enough sleep. I would go fishing with my father early in the morning and I would always get to sleep late. We lived day by day.”
Recently Leakena first opened the doors to her salon and in doing so, she entered into the next chapter of her story. Just two years earlier, Leakena probably wouldn’t have imagined herself to be where she is today.
Part 1 in our reintegration success story series – Her Future is Hers. We are so proud of all the accomplishments of our girls – the big and the small! Each milestone brings them further along in their journey.
Destiny Rescue’s vision is to rescue children from sexual exploitation. But it’s not as simple as just removing children from the sex industry. When we free a girl and bring her into Destiny Rescue’s care, our work is just beginning.
I remember when I first saw her; her frightened face pale and strained against the harsh, bright lights of the bar. I remember reaching out to her with a message of hope and rescue, a possibility she had not dared imagine…