Widelaine* (Girl 10-17)
Widelaine has only been a child in restavek for five months. Her mother had too many children to provide for, and sent her to another family in hopes that she would have an education and a more secure life. Instead, her situation as a child in restavek is undoubtedly worse. Each day, she has been responsible for all of the housekeeping and sleeps alone, outside, on a piece of rug. Widelaine is a polite, kind girl who has become so afraid that she no longer meets a gaze or speaks freely. Her greatest strength, she says, is that she is very kind to old people and she dreams of going to school and becoming a nurse or doctor someday.
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