Hi.. I am a 26 year old girl with a 3 year old kid. My life partner was cheated me and sold me for prostitution at the age of 19. I have no family or no one here to look after me and my child. 3 years ago i have given birth to my little daughter and i look after her along this three year doing this profession. In Sri Lanka Prostitution is illegal profession and its a very risky job to do.
Now my little girl is big and she wants to go Nursery School. Now i can do this prostitution because its a shame for my kid and she will never able to study with that shame. So I need to quit this job and start a small business. Earlier i tried to find a job but no one like to give a job to a person who had a bad past. Some are willing to give me a job but in there also i have to do the same job(like prostitution) in a different way. So i reject it.
To start a home base small business i need some fund so i went to the banks, financial institutes, charities to ask but banks and financial institutes will give loans for only salaried employees, charities are not willing to help me because i am a prostitute. So have no way to do this and finally i thought to write to this and ask for help.
I hope to start a street food place and please be kind to help me and i'll promise i'll pay back it monthly little by little. I want to educate my daughter and don't want to pull her in to this prostitution like i was. All the money i have saved i payed for the school admission and to buy uniform,school bag,etc...
Buddhika Chamari Walikala.