In My Shoes

Giving Tuesday


I am  12-years-old and the oldest sibling in a group of 8.  I was forced to stop attending school after the 1st grade to help support my family. I used to collect plastic bottles alongside the road to sell to help earn money for food. Six months ago my mother gave me in marriage to a man 3x my age for a little money and to reduce the number of hungry children she was responsible to feed. I am pregnant and afraid.