Certificate of virginity, hotel, rape. Unfortunately, this is the transaction that many adolescent girls in Cambodia are forced into—sometimes by their own mothers.
12-year-old Kieu’s virginity was sold for $500 by her mother after her father caught tuberculosis and couldn’t work. Seeing no option after a $200 loan ballooned to more than $9,000, her mother continued to sell Kieu out to brothels.
Kieu managed to escape and now lives in an Agape International Missions safehouse. Her mother says she regrets what happened and that she would never do it again.
"Perfect" is about acceptance, security, protection and beauty found in the way you are created, not in the way culture thinks you should be. Truth is, you don’t have to look like the runway girl. Men have failed in their role, treating women as toys instead of appreciating the image of God they bear. God is not phased by this status quo of false beauty. Perfect is the way God made you."