Cristina is part of a very poor, rural community. She longs to go to the west. The west of dreams and prospects.
One day a well dressed woman arrives in the community with high promises of employment in restaurants and other "fancy" avenues. Cristina is thrilled. For some reason, her parents are skeptical, but the desperate need for money overwhelms them and they allow Cristina to go with the promise that she will return soon and that all the money she earns will be sent their direction.
That is the last time they see their daughter. Because Cristina has been trafficked.
Reflecting on the past (next post).....