Wall of Hope
Thanks to the support of the GO community, we were able to assist the Amazonian Initiative Movement (AIM) in their mission of promoting and protecting the rights of women and girls through education, advocacy, capacity building, and empowerment. AIM runs a safe house in Masetheleh where they ensure the girls residing there are safe and protected from all forms of abuse. GO funds were used to build a fence around the property in order to ensure the girls’ safety and to protect them from being kidnapped by family members and forced to return home and undergo further abuse.
Aminata is one of the girls cared for by AIM. She was 13 years old when she came to live at the safe house after her grandmother tried to force her to marry a 45 year old man. Aminata says, “I was rescued by AIM. I am now in school. Today, I am happy with my friends in the house, and I have found a family. My education, health, and needs are taken care of by AIM.”