Growing up impoverished in the Philippines, Aini gratefully accepted an opportunity for work in the Netherlands when it was offered. However, her hope of relieving her family from poverty diminished when her boss rarely paid her and then began to sexually abuse her, simultaneously threatening to report her if she were to ever attempt escaping.
Eventually, after months of struggle in the home, Aini sought help and was connected with Not For Sale. The organization provided Aini with culinary skills and work experience for the future. Although her case remains open, she continues to fight for justice against her trafficker and hopes to legally stay in the Netherlands.