Jonathan and Kari tell a story we should work against. Most often our problem is we are not alert to what is nearer than we know. Consumed with our own little worlds we miss the inhumane worlds of others. Consider,
French police estimate that 90% of the 15,000 to 18,000 prostitutes working in France are trafficking victims. One in four are believed to have been trafficked from Africa. The girls are brought to France and then must work to pay off their travel and living ‘debts’, usually around $45,000. According to a trafficking expert, many Sub-Saharian African prostitutes make as little as 10% of the going rate, sometimes only $65 to $180 per week. Most or all of their earnings are then turned over to their ‘Mama’ in order to pay off their debts.
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