How Much?

Sometimes girls coming from a brothel situation think that they want to go back.  It is hard to imagine for us who have read up on trafficking and the lies that are told to a girl to keep her trapped.  A girl truly thinks that she is making good money.  When asked where her money is, the answer is that the brothel owner is keeping it for her until she goes back to her village.  We know that there is little or no money being kept for her.  It may be entered into a registry for her to see, but what she doesn’t see is the payments that she will be expected to pay.  She will be charged for room and board, medical, clothing, or anything else the owner can think of.  Not until a girl tries to leave does she realize how much she still owes.