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Creating Community supports


For Rakshane Mahila Okkoota, the fact that one of their members was affected by stroke and had no one to support her or her family of two children meant not only that they come forward to support her, but also that they work with other people in her own village to ensure that her community is there to support her and her family. As they express it, “We would have helped her, but she does not live in our community. Why not try to make her own community come forward to support her. ”

They went to her community, spoke to different groups of people there, and eventually one family agreed to help the children, another volunteered to take her for her periodic doctor appointments. Thus the CBO was able to stimulate the community to take actions to support one of their own people. This is a powerful illustration of how the women in sex work are becoming involved in their communities and even representing various issues to the community.

 

 

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