NOEMI

My dream is to become a lawyer to prosecute human traffickers.

My father was very strict when I was young and I wanted freedom.  I was vulnerable.  An older boy along and convinced me to fall in love with him.  He took him to live with him in another town, locked him in a room and forced me to work as an escort at a bar.  I was to get older men to buy drinks for me at this Catina.    The next stage was to be trafficked as a prostitute.  I so no hope of escape but my father found me and rescued me.  For a year, I went back home but it was not safe because the authorities would not prosecute my trafficker and his family.   I went to live at Camino a Casa safe home and met German Villar.  He was a lawyer and he said I could be anything I wanted to be.  I always dreamed of being a lawyer too so I started pursuing a path to becoming a lawyer with the help of Reintegra.

I will graduate from law school in December of 2017.  My dream is to become a Justice Lawyer and help put traffickers behind bars.  Currently I work with a lawyer in Mexico City and have assisted on several anti-trafficking cases including the one that had the longest conviction of any trafficker in Mexico.