The world trade in human Trafficking is worth approximately 150 trillion us dollars, of which Africa accounts for about 13 trillion. Driven by poverty, unemployment, and the lack of prospects for a change of fate, but also by the lack of awareness of threats, primarily affects women and children.

The human trafficking mechanism is surprisingly simple. In most cases, the victim is referred to the perpetrator by a close person; a friend, cousin, and sometimes mother-in-law. Under the promise of two-three times higher earnings, she decides to leave. Upon reaching the destination, she is deprived of
documents, imprisoned, and forced into slave labor. Mainly as a housekeeper, cleaner, cook, laundress in one person. Several hours, 16-18h a day without rest and enough food, often eating up the leftovers from the perpetrators' table. Some of the less fortunate women are sold to brothels. Without health care, they have little chance of escape and return. In the case of children and being exploited for work and sexual services, they are also used for begging on the streets. About 95 percent of trafficking victims experience physical and sexual violence. Rapes and heavy beatings by the perpetrators leave a stern mark on the victims. HIV and other illnesses remind victims of what they have been through.

Since 2010, Kenyan law has distinguished human Trafficking as a crime. In practice, however, detecting this type of crime is difficult and criminal cases against perpetrators last for years. It is even more difficult with victims sold abroad. The only chance for help is to contact organizations specialized in helping victims of Trafficking. The largest of them, operating for ten years, is HAART Kenya, which has helped and over 900 victims over the years. Financed by donors, it provides comprehensive care, starting from assistance in organizing the return, all legal and psychological assistance, and help in returning to the community.

26/11/2021 Mukuju, Kenya Bed of Mamma Mary, Mary Myambura Muroki, 62 yo Survivor of Human Trafficking. When she decided to go for a contract abroad she was 40. The first five years she spent in South Africa being enslaved in Afrikaners' family house. Heavily beaten many times, working in sickness starting 5 am each day. Without any salary. She managed to escape with a help of a local pastor she meet one day during a walk with the dog. She had just the clothes she was wearing and no other belongi

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25/11/2021 Nairobi, Kenya Portrait of Masi (name changed) 14 yo survivor of Human Trafficking. She was abducted and had to work as a Housekeeper in Nairobi. Taking care of children and working and for two families. She was in the house for two months many times critically beaten. One of her daily duties was to carry fifteen 20 liter jerrycans of water to the 4th floor. After being rescued when one of the family neighbors realized she is enslaved she was put into a kid's shelter. She was sexually

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29/11/2021 Kitui region, Kenya A woman walks in the rain in one of the villages in the Kitui region.

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26/11/2021 Mukuju, Kenya Bed of Mamma Mary, Mary Myambura Muroki, 62 yo Survivor of Human Trafficking. When she decided to go for a contract abroad she was 40. The first five years she spent in South Africa being enslaved in Afrikaners' family house. Heavily beaten many times, working in sickness starting 5 am each day. Without any salary. She managed to escape with a help of a local pastor she meet one day during a walk with the dog. She had just the clothes she was wearing and no other belongi

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