Samona* lives in a small, dark room in Sonagachi, the largest red-light area in India. She was sold there as a 15-year-old girl. For seven years, she has lived and worked and mothered a child in that room. “I usually have 20-30 clients a day,” she says. Samona’s six-year-old son lives with her there. If you ask Samona what gives her strength, she will show you her son’s report card and tell you that he is going to have a better life than she did. Continue reading.