Every day, you can see people escaping from violence. From war or famine.
There are women escaping from an even bigger violence, if you can think of it. Very young women, holding their babies or still pregnant, close to childbirth.
Women escaping from violent husbands, prostitution, slavery.
You often wonder what you could do to help them. The problem seems so unfixable that we freeze up.
But I’m telling you that you play an ESSENTIAL role, especially for those young mothers’ kids. Especially for the kids.
Perhaps you have children or you watch your grandchildren and your friends’ children grow. Happy children picturing what to do when they grow up, maybe.
My kids keep changing their mind, one day is astronauts, the next one is football champions. Then doctors, lawyers, guitarists. Usually, it depends on the movies they watch or the stories I tell them.
I hope they’ll do what they truly love. Something that could make them really happy. Something that could make them smile and give them a very BRIGHT future.
But as you know, many children don’t have dreams. Or rather, they don’t have the chance to daydream like our kids probably do.
So, today, I want to talk about kids with few dreams, but with hope. And they would give all the little they have for that hope. I want to tell you about these children and their mothers.
Victims of physical and mental abuse. Even extreme violence, the kind that marks you for life.
For them, we must put in our best effort. Because there is hope for them too.
I’M ASKING YOU: DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HELP THEM?
As always, it is totally up to you. But I’m asking you to read carefully the lines you are about to see. Because here you may find the key of real help.
I know you could be the best person for this. Maybe you are an entrepreneur or an independent contractor, and every day you make huge sacrifices for your family and your children.
And you know that real sacrifices are those which enable people to stand on their own two feet.
Offering them real help doesn’t mean giving handouts to make them live and die from it. In order to help them, we must provide them with a tool to get their dignity back, hang on, and change their life.
This is what we all wish for our life, and for our children’s life.
Therefore, today, I’ll talk about one of our greatest projects: Casa Rut.
Casa Rut is a project run by the Ursuline Sisters based in Caserta. The aim is to offer first asylum to these desperate women and their children, supporting them financially (for example, subsidies for daycare or rent) for a period of 6 to 12 months.
A little shelter to help these young women going back out there, in the world of work, dignity, and employment.
Every year, Casa Rut takes dozens of women forced into underworld and prostitution off the street, and it gives them the opportunity to stand on their own two feet.
The girls will learn a real job, and Casa Rut will introduce them in a virtuous circle that, in time, will give them true financial freedom.
I know that asking for your help means asking for a sacrifice. You may think now it’s not a good time, but it wasn’t either when those mothers and children suffered unspeakable violence.
Helping them is a great challenge, and this is why I’m also counting on you.
Angelo Affinita used to say, “The man makes a difference.”
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