Madai

My dream is to one day become a judge seeking justice for victims of human trafficking and other crimes.

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As a student, I was enticed by a Romeo pimp, a man who pretended to love me and took me to his hometown where I was forced to become a prostitute.  I felt alone and without hope, but the whole time that I was away, my mother was praying for me. 

In 2012, I escaped from my trafficker.  Someone helped me to find the authorities and I went to live at Camino a Casa.  When I came to the home, I was angry and bitter, but with the help of people like German and Lorena Villar, I began to experience healing.

Through Reintegra, I was able to attend university to pursue a degree in law.  In October 2014, German died and then in January of 2015, my mother died.  I was afraid that I would not have the support I needed to carry on.  However, Reintegra US came alongside me and helped me finish my studies.  While a student, I worked with the lawyer of Camino a Casa, helping assist the younger girls in how to prepare their cases.  I am now a graduate of the University del Valle de Mexico and currently working as a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Mexico.  While working as a clerk and attending school on the weekends, I finished my master’s program in December of 2018.  My dream is to one day become a judge and see justice brought for victims of trafficking and other crimes.

Madai no longer needs financial support from Reintegra but remains in our family. We were honored to help Madai gain independence as she both studied as an undergrad and gained her Masters in Law. As with all education expenses, if (or rather when), Madai pursues a Doctorate we will be there to help her with these expenses. We also are also a support for Madai in encouragement or ever she faces a crisis financially or otherwise just as a family would be.

 
 
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Mixi

My dream is to use my skills to bring beauty and wholeness to the world.

 
 
 

At the age of 13,  I was living with the adopted daughter of my step-father. She was a prostitute that offered her services through newspaper ads. For three years, she exploited me sexually and physically. I had to do all of her house cleaning and take care of her five children.  I was also trafficked for sex in hotels all over Mexico City.  

One day, I was able to gain freedom with the help of a young hotel employee.  He hid me in the laundry closet and helped me escape in a taxi.  The authorities then sent me to live at the  Fundación Camino a Casa shelter where I was able to finish studying all of my basic education.  After that, I was taken in by Reintegra where I have received support with my professional studies.

In 2018, I got married and gave birth to a little girl in March of 2019. My first dream is to be a good mom and wife, finish my college education by 2020 and use my passions and gifts to bring healing to the world.

After several months of helping them in their new transition, Mixi and her young family are currently learning to live on their own. Her husband is a driver for UBER that allows them to have the income they currently need. Mixi remains part of our family and as she one day desires to continue her studies we will be there to support her.

 
 
 

Nancy

My dream is to use my gifts and passions of art and graphic design to help end human trafficking.  I want to one day open an art studio for children.  I dream too that my son will grow up to become a man of courage and compassion.

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I became a victim of human trafficking starting at the age of 16.  A friend told me about a job in Monterrey, Mexico.  I went thinking it was a legitimate job but was a ruse.  For five years, I was trafficked across Mexico.  Eventually I gained my freedom through a police raid, though my traffickers were never prosecuted and are still trafficking women and children globally.  Later I met, German Villar who started helping me with Reintegra.  In fact, I designed the hummingbird logo and helped come up with the name "Reintegra".    Reintegra means to take what is broken and make it whole.  The logo shows different pieces coming together to make a bird that is free.  

Recently, I was able to finish my GED as I was trafficked before I could finish high school.  I am also a mother and have a 5-year old son named Mateo.   Mateo's father died in a motorcycle accident and so I am a widow.  I work as a part-time graphic designer for the Commission vs. Trafficking.  Reintegra is supporting me with extra living expenses that has enabled Mateo to attend school and for both of us to move into an apartment in a safer neighborhood of Mexico City.   I am also getting training on how to improve on my graphic design skills and begin to market them so my family can become independent.

My dream is to use my gifts and art to help end human trafficking.  I would like to be a freelance graphic designer and one day open an art studio for children.  My dream for Mateo is that he becomes a kind man who cares for others and stands up for justice.  Thank you for partnership with me and my son in helping our dreams become a reality.

In August of 2019, Nancy took a job for a foundation in Tijuana that also offered free education in a private school for Mateo. This job offered a better pay in a city with a lower cost of living. We are honored to have helped Nancy & Mateo for 2 years as she gained more skills in graphic design and despite moving to another city, they will always remain part of the Reintegra family. Nancy continues to be able to do freelance work in graphic design.