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Benedicta was about four or five years old when she was sold into slavery in an island surrounding Lake Volta. There were not many chores that she could do since she was so small, so mindless tasks were delegated to her, things like washing dishes, cleaning fish, mending nets, and cleaning her master’s compound. Ghanaian abolitionists identified her as a trafficked child in the winter of January 2009.

Benedicta’s rescue was facilitated in August of 2009. She was anxious as she boarded the boat, but she felt comforted by the fact that her friend, Abigail, a girl of the same age, had been rescued with her. Her eyes were downcast during the ride to the Touch A Life facility on the opposite coast, and she seemed withdrawn.

But Benedicta’s demeanor quickly changed when she and Abigail arrived at the Touch A Life center. She began to get excited as she was introduced to some children she had known from the island where she worked. She quickly gulped down a delicious, hearty meal, her first in months. Benedicta began to feel right at home.

Benedicta is now eight years old and is so much fun to be around. She has so much energy and spunk. Benedicta is an incredible dancer, even at such a young age. She loves music and singing. She likes art, too, especially drawing and painting with watercolors.

Thanks to support from people like you, Benedicta is living a life of purpose, happiness, and freedom.