Josefa Condori Quispe left her small village in Peru at age 9 to work as a maid in Lima. She had to. Her father died and her mother was struggling to make ends meet. Lima was not the dream job that Josefa envisioned. After spending most of her childhood and adolescence as a house slave, she managed to get an education and escape the life of domestic servitude. She joined a newly-forming group, Yanapanakusun to fight the root causes of slavery in Peru. Josefa now runs a residential shelter for young slavery survivors in Cuzco, providing medical treatment, education, vocational training, psychological support and legal aid.

Production Credits: Director/Producer: Terry FitzPatrick; Editor: Chris Billing; Music: Dominic Messinger; Peru Camera & Sound: Borda Carrasco Henry Ernesto; Interview Camera/Sound: Chris Billing; Translator: Michael Gale. Funded by Open Square Fund.

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