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Ionela got her first child at the age of 19, her second one at 21. When she fell a victim to human trafficking and was forced into prostitution, she gave her 2-year-old son to her grandparents, who she barely knew and live under terrible circumstances. Her 3-months-old daughter is with Ionela’s mother in law.

 
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I have many wishes for the future. Firstly, I wish to own a house on the countryside where I can live with my children. It would be a house with lots of animals and flowers, surrounded by trees of which some have fruits. I wish to have a place to work, from which I can provide for me and my children. I wish to have my grandparents, who raised me and who I see as my parents, with me. Lastly, I wish to find somebody to have a family with. It is very difficult to fulfil all these wishes because I’m still afraid of doing lots of things. Everytime I start something, I’m afraid of not finishing it, because I’m unable to do so. But my biggest fear is to lose my kids and that the father will take them away from me.

 
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TV in the kitchen – Kiss TV, Jason Derulo – Trumpets


place of desire
1. F.Charm - Cristina
2. RUBY - Soare Patrat
3. MC Kevinho - Olha a Explosão
4. Mihail - Who You Are
5. Randi - Spune tu
6. Maria Ciobanu - Colaj
7. Fifth Harmony - Down ft. Gucci Mane
8. Luis Fonsi - Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
9. Jason Derulo - Swalla feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign
10. Calin Crisan & Luminita Puscas - Stii nevasta ce-am visat
11. Edward Sanda feat. Ioana Ignat - Doar pe a ta
12. J. Balvin, Willy William - Mi Gente
13. Fly Project - Get Wet
14. Liviu Teodorescu - Obsesie
15. Andra - Canta Cucu Bata-l Vina
16. Denisa - Cel mai frumos nume
17. Florin Salam - Mia mia mi amor
18. Maria Ciobanu - Piese indragite
19. Matteo feat. Uddi - Buna, Marie!
20. INNA - Rultea feat. Erik
21. Antonia - Iubirea Mea
22. Dua Lipa - New Rules
23. Charli XCX - Boys
24. Charlie Puth - Attention
25. Shakira - Chantaje
26. Maluma - Felices los 4
27. Ed Sheeran - Shape of you
28. Smiley - De unde vii la ora asta?
29. Delia & Macanache - Ramai cu bine
30. J Balvin - Safari ft. Pharrell Williams
31. Jonas Blue - Mama feat. William Single
32. Jax Jones - You Don‘t Know Me ft. RAYE
33. Carla`s Dreams - Pana la sange
34. What`s up - La tine
35. Massari - Done da da
36. Era Istrefi - Bonbon

 
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Jenaya received a friend request on Facebook. She started talking to a young man, they met up, and a relationship formed. He offered Jenaya to travel to Germany. Upon her arrival, they brought her to a brothel. She recalls: » I was in the room with my first client. He wanted to touch me, but I did not let him. I did not want any of these men to touch me. They complained. As a concequence he hit me and forced me to work on the streets. I had to do what he wanted me to. Two weeks later, police found me and brought me back to Romania. «

 
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My story began with a friendship request on Facebook. I started getting to know the boy and a relationship formed. After a couple of months I realized, that it was the biggest mistake of my life, as he brought me to Germany and forced me into prostitution. With God’s help, Police found me and I got sent back home. Now I am living in the shelter of an organization, where I am well and surrounded by people who want nothing but the best for me.
But even here I am living with anxiety. I work in a hotel, and there is always the possibility of running into him or his friends on my way to work. I am hiding myself as good as I can, I wear sunglasses and try to walk without attracting any attention. I am afraid of going out, of taking a walk by myself. I came to realize that I can never be truly free in Romania. I hope I can start a new life in another country, somewhere I can take a calm walk on my own, where I don’t have to be afraid. But I know that I will dearly miss my parents and my brother. They are the only ones I think about. I have a lot of plans for my future and hope to follow them through. I wish to get better at my job. I want to do my driver’s license and graduate from school. And there’s the wish of moving somewhere. Somewhere I can take my brother too. I can also imagine working for the foundation in the future, because I want to help others the way they helped me. So much that I accomplished to recover. I hope that one day everything will be fine and I can be calm.

 
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Bella with Emanuil and Marinela – At the age of 12, Bella was forced to marry a 26-year-old by her parents. Her husband subsequently left after she gave birth to her son Emanuil at age 13. After refusing the first couple of times, she then decided to go with a man who had promised her a better life. Bella and Emanuil were brought to a house, where they lived with other women and she was forced to prostitute herself. Bella recalls: » After a while less and less clients came, so he told me that I had to take Emanuil and go to Bucharest. I certainly didn’t want to, but he got aggressive and violent. When we arrived in Bucharest, we were brought to an apartment of women who dressed me up for work and took care of Emanuil. One day, there was a knock on the door, it was the police. I was terrified. I was told to hide, but it was useless. Emanuil and I went with them and answered their questions. Despite them being really rough, they brought me to a woman who takes care of girls like me. « While working on the streets, Bella was already pregnant with her second child. She got her daughter at the age of 17 in the safety of the shelter.

 
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I want to get a job so I can save money and buy a house, that belongs to me, where I can live with my children and give them everything I never had. The people in the foundation helped me overcome severe problems that I used to have. It was incredibly hard for me but they stood by me, and I know they will continue to help me until I can afford my own house. They feel sympathy for me and my children. They loved me when I needed my parents. My parents weren’t there, but the people from the Foundation were, I will never forget that. I trust in god.

 
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Mireala was kidnapped in her small hometown in Romania and brought to Spain at the age of 20. For seven years she was imprisoned in a basement and sexually abused, to the trafficker’s profit. Due to the intense psychological and physical torture, she suffers from amnesia. She can’t remember the birth of her son in the basement, who got taken away from her immediately. Even after being in the shelter of the Open Door Foundation for a long time, she was silent and did not respond to anyone. Sometimes, she neither recognized the workers in the shelter, nor her own reflection in the mirror. Their doctor recalls: » After Mireala was with us for a while, we took her to her hometown to see her family. Two hours after arriving, she asked me if we could go back to the shelter. She is not emotionally connected to her family anymore. On our journey back, minutes away from Bucharest, Mireala started crying. When I asked her what was wrong she said: » I’m crying for joy. I’m home. « Usually the program in the shelter is a period of 18 months, but Mireala will probably never leave us. «

 
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Anyana with Mihail – Anyana was forced into prostitution by her own husband, with whom she has a 7-year-old son. She was locked in the house while acquaintances of his came and paid him for her sexual services. An elderly woman living in the village took notice of the situation and got in contact with the organization, who conduct the shelter Anyana currently lives in with her son.

 
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Wishes
-I wish to save money to rent a one-room-apartment for me.
-I wish for Andrei to finish secondary school.
-I wish for Andrei to be able to go to university and stand on his own two feet.
-I wish for my family to stay healthy.
-I wish that we will be together in the future.
-I wish to be able to get my driver’s license.
-I wish to be able to give Andrei everything I never had.



Fears
-I am afraid of losing the ones I love.
-I am afraid of disappointing them.
-I am afraid to of making mistakes.
-I am afraid of not being able to live on my own.

 
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