Marta will share with you how she got married at 11 years old.
She was born in a small poor village. Her family consists of 5 members: Her parents, Her 2 brothers and She. Growing up, she and her brothers were all the same, and enjoyed the little things. They used to play with anything they could find in the garden, and were happy. But as the time passed, she notice that her parents always blamed her for the mistakes they could make. Her mom started to teach her how to do the chores, how to wash clothes, how to cook, how to clean the house at a very young age, While her brothers would spent the day playing. Her little brother Tom, would feel bad for her, but he was so small in front of their parents, and he couldn't do nothing. This seemed so unfair, but when she would raise the voice, her mom would scream at her and her father would look at her with angry eyes. She was only 6 years old when all this began. Her brothers started school, while she had to stay all day long at home. She wanted to learn to, but she wasn't allowed, sometimes she could steal her brothers books and read when she was alone. All this lasted for 5 years in a row.
When she became 11 years old, she began to like a boy in her village, his name was Dan, he was the same age as she. When her Parents were at work, and her brothers were at school, she used to get out of the home, and walk for a while with Dan, they did nothing wrong for their age, they just holded hands and talk. But one day her father came home earlier and Saw her in the village with him. He got so angry his face became all red, and started to scream at Marta. She run towards my home as fast as she could. When he came , he didn't say a word to her. The next morning her mom woke her up, and told her: "You will get married today"
Will all her surprise, she had no idea what marriage was.
She saw her father, and a strange man, sitting in the couch. The strange man could be around 40 years old. Her heart started beating so fast as she was approaching them.
''You are not part of our family anymore, Now on you will live with Frederic''- her father told her.
As much as those words hurted Martha was so scared she started shaking.
''Calm down'' Frederic said. ''You'll be safe with me''. She saw he gave her dad come coins. and then they haded to his home. When they were leaving her little brother started coming towards her.
Marta Please don't go, he begged her with tears in his eyes. But It wasn't her decision. What could she do. She hugged him and followed Frederic to her new home.
He didn't live far from their place.
When she got married, she was the youngest there, her husband had 3 other brothers who were married too, they all lived in the same house. She had to cook for 15 people every day, and do the other chores all alone. She had no other way. They were stronger than me. To make it even worse they all made fun of her, even her husband.
One day her family came at Frederic's house and when she was trying to make the lunch, she started feeling weak and fainted. Her brother Tom saw her, took her in his arms and run away from the village, for help, There were no hospital near. During the road he meet two strangers, they were tourists, they asked him what was wrong and Tom told them everything. They were shocked and immediately took Martha to the nearest hospital. When she got better They told her to make a video about all her story, because that would help Martha. She didn't understand too much, But she did as they told her and after he posted her video on social media, it went viral and One CHILDREN CARE ORGANIZATION helped Martha escape her village. Now She is living a better life, with her brother Tom, far away from otheir home. Even though she misses her family there, she don't want to never go back at that place. She can't change the way her parents see life, but she can change the way she lives her own life.
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