THE EVENING STAR
Somewhere in Africa, a Catholic Mission managed by two Nuns assisted by a small staff is hosting young mothers, often in their teens and in profound distress.
They are generally servant girls or "small hands" coming from the country side in order to constitute their dowry.
In the city, they are treated as slaves by their employers who often abuse them, "forget" the pay days and end up throwing them in the street once they get close to giving birth.
Some others are sent to this community by the Vice Squad following a rape or an attempted infanticide.
They are welcomed by the Sisters who give them tenderness, healthcare and even provide them with basic hospitalization when necessary. They receive education in all respects and are taught to become independent for a brighter future.