: beneficiaries ("victims") that NFS partner in Romania has reached since its inauguration in 2001.
Today we met with a few individuals involved with the program. Each had their own part in the stories of redemption. The manager at the Quick Lunch: Servim cald! (which are, deceivingly enough, served hot) catering company employs and houses rescued victims to give them a head start in skill building. The psychologist stands alongside girls and boys as they try to figure out purpose after a life void of hope. Finally, the doctor sews together broken hearts, using psychoanalysis and therapy to restore dignity.
Two girls, brought in by the police less than one month ago, shared stories of rescue and transformation. The word "hope," speranta, produced tears, each girl wondering whether hope was in it for them or not. How can you convince somebody that they can have a hopeful future when each day of their past has been a reflection of the opposite?
Well, time to think.