Marianna's story

Category: Stories
Published on 08 January 2014

Marianna was born in a small village in a southern part of Moldova. She has two brothers and one sister. Her mother left them, when they were small kids and moved to live in a city. Marianna’s grandmother raised her, and the relations between them were good, until Marianna became a teenager. Marianna’s sister went to Italy, because she couldn’t find a job in Moldova.

When she was 12, she got her first relations with boys. When she was 13, she met a man, who was very gentle with her, and he suggested to Marianna to live together. She agreed, but few months later she realized that he is married and he has a child. She decided to stop their relations, but one day she visited his town. He suggested to spend last day together in a sauna. She agreed. When they got to a sauna, she realized that there were few adult men, and they said that her boyfriend sold her. They began to beat her, after that they raped her one by one, they took pictures and film that on their camera. Her boyfriend appeared right after that, and he said that he will upload clip and pictures on the internet, and she will be disgraced.

 

I want to build my future in Moldova

Category: Stories
Published on 04 March 2013

When Marina was 13 her Mom died. The girl was send to the orphanage. Even when her mother was alive, Marina did not feel her care, because she spent most time in jail. At the orphanage she became friends with a girl that was 3 years older.  This friendship was having a very bad impact on Marina. She started wearing revealing clothes, smoking, drinking, spending time with wrong people.  Her friend Nadea was already involved in prostitution but Marina knew nothing about it. Nadea would buy things for Marina, give her presents and talk a lot about nice life.  One night going home from a party Marina was raped by a taxi driver. She was 15. This experience traumatized her. She became very reserved, trusted only Nadea.

 

Letter to “Beginning of Life” team

Category: Stories
Published on 08 January 2014

Dear “Beginning of Life” members, I would like to express my gratitude for your active participation in my life!!! Your contribution to my life can not be described in words! I am very thankful for everything you did for me during the past school year!!!

My name is Sveta and I am 22 years old. For the first time I came to the “Beginning of Life” when I needed psychological help. Then I met Iulia Ubeyvolk. At that point, it seemed to me that my life had no sense and I was on the verge of suicide. But due to the assistance I have received it did not happen and I am alive!!! Since childhood I have been dreaming to go to university, but somehow this dream could not come true because of continuing problems in the family. I was born and raised in a family where there always were scandals, quarrels, problems, father was always beating mother, and there always were problems with finances.

 

“My parents’ life is not my life”

Category: Stories
Published on 04 March 2013

Sveta’s mom went abroad long time ago to make money, met another man and divorced Sveta’s father. A bit later Sveta’s father met someone else too. Sveta is 14. She couldn’t make peace with her parent’s divorce, with the fact she could only talk to her mother via Skype and with receiving mom’s attention in the form of parcels coming from abroad. Even though her dad was nearby, he refused talking to his daughter or maybe was ashamed. His new woman was way younger than him and at first tried to get closer with Sveta. Later she had her own baby and started to get annoyed by Sveta’s presence. Sveta decided that she needs to see a psychologist, otherwise life will stop making sense. More than once she had to fight the thought that she was unwanted, undesired by her mom, dad and step-mother.  If there were times when she was needed it’s only to babysit her half-brother.

 

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