In 2006, the promise of education led Suggi and her husband to take the fateful decision of handing over their (then) 12-year-old daughter to one of their acquaintances. Little did they know that the acquaintance would act as an agent and trick their daughter and traffick her for labour. It was only when her husband went to see her, they knew that they had sent their daughter off to Delhi to work as domestic help.
When Suggi’s husband threatened to approach the Police, the agent took him to Delhi but ditched him at the railway station. With no money in hand, her husband laboured for 2 months making Rs 50/day to earn his return back to Ranchi.
By the time he returned home, their younger daughter too had fallen into the hands of trafficking agents. In 2017, with the efforts of our team ASHA, their younger daughter was rescued by the Police and brought back home. For Suggi, the web of struggle did not ease here. Her elder daughter is still missing, although the agent was arrested in January this year. Her husband who was the sole earner died of Tuberculosis on 21 March 2020.
She has two daughters (age 20 & 10) and a son (age 11) to take care of. Given the adverse effect of COVID 19 lockdown in her area, she is unsure how her family will survive in the coming days without money.
She is facing health issues. On 20 May 2020, she was admitted to hospital due to weakness and low haemoglobin. After 3 days of treatment, she was brought home.
Appeal: ASHA is helping Suggi to raise the money. Your support will help start a saving instrument in her name. This will provide the family with a regular monthly income and secure their future at the same time.