Maria became an orphan at 3 years old. She went to live with her aunt who would abuse her. After a while, she sent her to a woman who turned her into a “domestic slave.” Not only did she do all the chores around the house, but her owner forced her to become a vendor on the streets, was treated like an animal, and was constantly abused.
She escaped and asked for help. After passing through a state home, she went to a non-profit organization called “Misión México” where she lives now.