By:Jennifer Racheal Alum
Assistant Program Director – Willow International
In the month of October, Willow International witnessed the unpacking of bundles of joy that comes with bringing forth new lives into this world. Five of our survivors of TIP in our residential care who were trafficked and sexually exploited gave birth to five healthy babies and the youngest mother of them being only 13 years old.
It was a journey of uncertainties for both the mothers and willow wondering if these young mothers would accept the babies much less breastfeed them. But behold the braveness that these young mothers showed by willingly cuddling the babies with so much passion and breastfeeding them, is what we as willow call courage. One of the pillars we stand for.