Women live bound as prostitutes.
Children face a future as a commercial sex worker or pimp, some being forced into the industry before they reach double digits.
HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis run rampant.
Into this darkness, a light is shining. The Morning Star Child Development Center, funded through Compassion International and run by the local church, is providing hope for the children of commercial sex workers. Children receive food, education, medical care, and support to ensure that their futures are bright.
Compassion sponsors are part of the light. Through letters of encouragement, the children who are considered outcasts by their society are accepted and loved by their sponsors.
In this amazing video, you will see children who are beneficiaries in Compassion's sponsorship program in the Miraj Red Light District. Through Compassion, Compassion sponsors, and the amazing heart of the local church, these children have hope.
If you are interested in joining Compassion's work in Miraj, please consider sponsoring one of these precious children who have been waiting over 6 months for a new sponsor. $38 per month can change a life!
Mayuri, age 9
Rohit, age 11
Vanayak, age 7
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Kartik, Age 6
Nisha, Age 9
Omkar, Age 13
Rakesh, Age 4
To read a testimony about what life can be like for these children, click here: