When Elizabeth turned 13 years old, she and her mother were living in extreme poverty.
Her mother decided to take her on the street with her to look for men and forced her to become a prostitute. Elizabeth soon became infected with HIV, which was very painful.
She was brought to the Homes of Hope and counseled with the staff here. She had been traumatized from watching what happened to her mother and from being forced into sex at 13 years old. She had no confidence in herself at all.
She is coming around and her hope is being restored but it has taken a while. She is beginning to believe that she can achieve her goals. She wants to continue to study and find what she can do.