When Marilaine asked her father to pay for school fees, he sent her to the capital of Haiti to work as a restavek, a child laborer who serves as an unpaid maid in strangers’ homes.As a restavek, Marilaine slept on the floor, woke up at five each morning to clean and endured daily beatings. Aid group Restavek Freedom Foundation helped Marilaine escape and find refuge in a safe house where she was allowed to touch books and sleep in a bed. Today, she is back with her family in a remote village where family planning and schools are lacking. She hopes to return to the safe house and attend a good school.Read more via The New York Times.

When Marilaine asked her father to pay for school fees, he sent her to the capital of Haiti to work as a restavek, a child laborer who serves as an unpaid maid in strangers’ homes.

As a restavek, Marilaine slept on the floor, woke up at five each morning to clean and endured daily beatings. Aid group Restavek Freedom Foundation helped Marilaine escape and find refuge in a safe house where she was allowed to touch books and sleep in a bed. Today, she is back with her family in a remote village where family planning and schools are lacking. She hopes to return to the safe house and attend a good school.

Read more via The New York Times.

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