My name is Melekuini, but my siblings at the Campus call me Mele. I am 18 years old but I spent the last 8 years of my life under the loving care of the Samoa Victim Support Group. I have 2 other sisters and 4 brothers, all of whom SVSG took under its care since 2009. Our parents are serving a life imprisonment sentence for a crime they committed against one of my sisters.
Today, I share my story of hope, because I would not have come this far if I have given up on hope a long time ago when I was without parents.
In June, I managed to start on my first job as a young adult. It’s but this positive experience is all new to me. I am an Office Assistant for a company in town. I am now a registered member of the formal labour, having my National Provident Number and my own Bank Account. Yes, here I am with my own Bank Card. It is such a humbling experience, and most of the times, I have to hit myself hand on the head, to realise that I am not dreaming.
On Saturdays after work, I will help out at the Campus, cooked for the children, helped them clean up the compound, wash the dishes or just hand around with the older girls and find out how they are doing.
On Sundays, I joined my other Hope Sisters for church, thanking the God Almighty for without Him, where would I be right now. With God on my side and SVSG as my family, I have conquered the impossible and live each day to share my story of hope.
Samoa Victim Support Group is only a call away (685) 800-7874. If you have some important information that will save the life of someone close to you or indirectly connected to you please do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call.
That decision could be the best one you could make in this life.
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