When I was 20 years old I came to Addis to live with my aunt because she promised to send me to school, but she did not. Instead, I worked as a maid and I was not happy at all. A woman who lived in my neighborhood dressed well, and that interested me. So she showed me I could work at a bar and be a prostitute. I had a baby, but my family took her from me because they didn’t want her to repeat my life style. // When I joined fashionABLE I changed my life. When my family saw this they gave my daughter back to me and now I now have great joy & peace in my life. This means a lot to me because now I can say there is a God who is for me.

March 22, 2016 — Marisa Pardo