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Stopping the sex trade in Liberia

Katie Meyler experienced the reality of the sex trade and formed an organization called More than Me to help stop it by sending at-risk orphan girls to school. She shares her story: "I lived in post-war Liberia at an orphanage with 86 children whose parents had all been brutally murdered …
By Seth Barnes

Katie Meyler experienced the reality of the sex trade and formed an organization called More than Me to help stop it by sending at-risk orphan girls to school. She shares her story:

"I lived in post-war Liberia at an orphanage with 86 children whose parents had all been brutally murdered in the war. These children had lost everything, but they somehow had more joy than I had ever seen.

I spent many sleepless nights holding as many orphans in my arms as I could. One day I went for a walk with Liberian friends in a slum called West Point. I met an 8-year-old girl named Regina, who slept on a cement floor in a room infested with rats. Regina's dad had been killed in the civil war and Regina and her mom were struggling simply to survive.

Although Regina had never gone to school before, that year she got to go and even got a more comfortable place to live.

Often when talking to children in countries where there is not free education for all, children tell me that their biggest dream is just to go to school. I do not think that is too much to ask. So their dream has become our mission."


When I see a young person's passion and dream making a difference, I like to help boost their dream. Katie's video and mission are worth our support.

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