The Why Behind the What

What a week. It’s been great to begin this journey with so much support and encouragement from so many people, thank you! I’ve really enjoyed reading the emails and messages and hearing what inspires you and why A Girl and Her World resonates with your story. Many people just didn’t know the realities and I think that sometimes a good dose of heartbreak over what’s not right with the world is just the thing to move us into action.


I came across this report while doing some reading this week. I know this stretch of road in Suva, and this will stay with me for sometime. 

(I have kept the names of the areas private)

“There are young school girls that work a certain stretch of road in the …….. areas. After talking to these girls, we have discovered that they have been sent to Suva from the outer islands, like the Lau group, for educational purposes. Unfortunately the assistance in either cash or kind that is sent to their relatives to look after them, does not reach them. They resort to selling themselves for $5 to $20, in order to buy their stuff for school because their parents would want them to do well at school. It’s heartbreaking to see the same young girls the next day trudging along the road to school with their backpacks.”

Fijian female Police Officer

Stories like these help me remember the why behind the what…we can be overwhelmed or we can act. Let’s act!

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Lv Jane

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