A young girl lured from her hometown in the south of Sweden. Promised a job as a photo model, she found herself in the hands of a criminal gang that forced her into prostitution in Stockholm. When she finally managed to flee, she was initially placed in a women’s shelter, before eventually arriving at Talita. In the first months at Talita, Katrin suffered immensely from anxiety attacks throughout the day and felt insecure in all contexts—afraid to even set foot outside the villa. Since then, she has grown tremendously: she feels confident in herself, and has greater hope for the future than ever. These are Katrin’s own words:
“Talita changes lives. I have a very broken background and have previously never experienced people who say they care, and don’t actually abandon someone. Others have given up when it comes to individuals with a problematic childhood—but people do not get to choose what kind of family they are born into. I want Talita to have a farm someday—that is where I want to work! I want to help others, just as I have received help.”
Katrin has recently moved into her a small studio in Stockholm, with low rent, and where she can live as long as she likes. It is near the school she attends and the social network she built up during her time with us. She is so happy and thankful for life!