This is Beatrice Fernando's story. Follow her journey from Sri Lanka to Lebanon, and finally to the states
I was finally ready. This was my last attempt at escape from my brutal employer in Lebanon. Four floors down, off the balcony lay my freedom. I could hardly see the ground since it was still dark. Holding on to the cold railing I wondered: Could this be my last moment in this world? I was not being suicidal, but it was my only chance to escape death and live to see my son again.