My Libya experience is what I can not advise my worst enemy to embark on..

Eguavoen Patience
Posted January 1, 2020 from Nigeria

Gud day all,am patience Eguavoen,a graduate of account but no job still , everyone one knows how Nigeria is, getting a job is with good connection, so I was working in a creche were I was receiving #10000 monthly but the money was too small to manage with my family,so one of the baby mama sister came from abroad and fell in love with the way am caring for children and she told me if I travel abroad to do this nanny work before two months I will make it big, she promised to take me there but I will pay her when am there already making money then I agree to go, she deceive me by sweet talk of many lies how Libya root is easy and fast so I accept and finally left Benin city with other passengers to kano the journey was sweet after there it was not well,we were loaded inside a car like chicken before we get to a place we enter truck to pass through the desert but it got to a point the truck got bad and we have to spend 2weeks inside the desert,in there we were rape,robbed and beaten,it was hell,I even lost two person while we were there,,,I had Anna sex with force and in pain, after then I didn't hear from my so call madam again,but I was already in Libya, but that was why I was begging for who will buy me so I can prostitute to get daily bread and gather money to cross,I eventually got someone but it was worst because I don't even see money with my eyes, they pay directly to madam there in connection house and my eyes will be covered to meet with the man and someone will take me there and bring me back, I did it for almost 8months until  someone help me to escape,glory be to God...from there I went to another connection house were I was able to gather some money to cross the Mediterranean Sea but I did not succeed, after I have paid #150,000 to cross was not successful,on top of the sea we spent 7 hours and miss the track and rescue team help us back to Libya again and now it was deportation camp but worst than prison, before the help of IOM who brought us back to Nigeria , there are a lot of things that I can't say, but the truth is that it was a deadly mission that almost took my life if not for God.... thanks, this is all I can share for now.

This story was submitted in response to #SpiritAwards.

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Jill Langhus
Jan 01
Jan 01

Hello Patience,

Welcome to World Pulse! It looks like you're our first post for 2020:-) Oh, dear! I'm sooo sorry you had to go through all this! How horrible. You must be very resourceful to be freed from all this. Are you safe now? Please let us know if we can help somehow. I hope you're in a much better place now!

XX

Tarke Edith
Jan 01
Jan 01

Hello Patient
You are welcome to world pulse dear
Thanks God you are back
You will start again.

Wusufor
Jan 01
Jan 01

Hi Patience,
We really Thank God for your safe return. Your safety is important first. So sorry you have to experience this wicked schemes from lovers of money.
You are not the only victim, you are many. At least we glad the truth is coming out making a lot consider a second thoughts with such journeys.
At least you have a big experience to share and now a string activist. You warmly welcome and congratulations on your first post.
I hope to read more about you the journey ahead now.
Warmly hugs
Lizzy

Hello, Patience,

Welcome to World Pulse! Oh, dear, that’s really a terrible experience you had. I’m so glad you escaped that hell and are able to write your story.

Please continue writing because doing so can bring healing. We are here for you.

Welcome to our growing sisterhood!

Evelyn Fonkem
Jan 02
Jan 02

Thanks for sharing this sad but real story. Its so touching yet so inspiring

Oluwatoyin Olabisi
Jan 02
Jan 02

Human Trafficking is a crime exacerbated by poverty.I am happy you are alive to share your story.Please Follow me back and I hope we can work together in enlightening Women and Girls about the Tricks of Human Traffickers.

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 02
Jan 02

Dear Patience,
I am so sorry to learn what you have been through and so relieved to know you are now safe and here with us all within World Pulse. What you have experienced should never, ever happen and that it does, and is still for millions of women in so many places, is the reason it is so important that we work together to stop all of it. You have such strength to have survived. I hope you continue to feel surrounded and loved by us here. Your story makes me all the more determined to work harder and speak louder.
With love in sisterhood,
Tam

LYDIEN YUNIWOH
Jan 03
Jan 03

Hello, Sis Patience,
Happy New Year. I can't just hold my tears as I read this story. It so touching and sad that you have gone through all these . Thank God for your life my dear sister, He free you because he wanted you to share these story so that womens voices can be heard all over the world . I wish your the best as you start up with life again

Anita Shrestha
Jan 04
Jan 04

Hellow
you are sharing this condition. How is condition now ??

Edith Ijeh
Jan 05
Jan 05

You are a living legend such a beautiful soul,
You survived hence there is nothing you can't break free from.
Please use your story to inspire other young girls in your community.
We love you and we are so proud of the woman you are becoming.
I look forward to reading more about your new plans towards succeeding.
Are you safe now?

Spiritedsoul
Jan 05
Jan 05

Patients,
Sorry you’ve had such a terrible experience. I do hope the 2020 brings you much better experiences, and positivity.
Hugs,
Jess

Akshaya9
Jan 05
Jan 05

Hi Patience,
Hope you doing fine dear. Welcome here in World Pulse. Sorry to hear your horrible experience in Libya and thanks God you already go back to your country.
Be strong and continue writing.

Best Regards.

MUKABA ZAWADI
Jan 06
Jan 06

Happy New Year, Sorry for the bad experience, but I hope this year will be a year for you, of glory and blessing

Hauwa Abbas
Jan 06
Jan 06

My fellow Nigerian sis, thank you for sharing your experiences with us. I have learnt that we go through unimaginable events to build us up, could it have been easier? Probably yes but then you will not have such a powerful story to inspire and encourage the world. Yes, the world, keep sharing. The goal is to have a positive narrative as nothing you have experienced is in vain.

wendyolowosibi
Jan 10
Jan 10

My Sis Thank God you are back to Safety.
You are indeed a Living Testimony please try and encourage other young women aspiring to embark on such a Journey.
Because of the Current Situation in Nigeria many young women accept such Juicy Offers and many of them don't live to tell the Story.
I pray you heal from within and from hence forth only good things will happen to you So you won't remember the pains and agony of the Past.

Charity Birla
Jan 10
Jan 10

I appreciate your courage to share your experience and to create and awareness to some one that not all oppurtunities need to be taken cause they are many out who are victims as well. Welcome to the World Pulse a safe place for women .
Much love .

yvoneakoth
Jan 10
Jan 10

Dear Patience,

Thank you for sharing your story. It is such a sad and depressing ordeal. You are a strong and courageous woman for sharing your story. This has gotten me thinking of how we can help women who have been trafficked by rouge people. I will reach out to you once I have some practical ideas.

malarai
Jan 13
Jan 13

Dear sister Patience,
First of all, I must congratulate you that you successfully escaped the trap of human trafficking where majority of still swamped in this labyrinth of trafficking. Welcome to World Pulse! You have found the right plateform to share your experience and learn from others experience as well. Women Organization work for the welfare and empowerment of women. If you come to know such organization close to you, you can be the part of such organization. Join hands with other women! Take care and Stay strong!
Mala

lizzymark
Jan 13
Jan 13

Hi Patience, what happened was really bad. I agree the situation in Nigeria is not easy, but we can become big when we Start and remain consistent in the little. You can grow to having a school or a well recognized day care from the many job. I hope you find another job and become what you dream, stay strong sis.

Kike
Jan 14
Jan 14

Dear Patience,
Welcome to World Pulse. I'm so sorry you had to go through such a terrible experience, but thank goodness you are alive to share your story. I do hope you are in a better place now. Love and light.

XX

Kadi_lokule
Jan 15
Jan 15

This is another form of trafficking - i have just een reading about modern slavery and this is it. I am so sorry you had ot go through this - you are right God's grace has brought you through. I hope that you will be able to restart your journey and have an inner peace. This is a traumatic ordeal and i hope you are healing through it all. Be blessed.

Celine
Jan 21
Jan 21

Dear Patience,
Warm hugs once again and welcome to WorldPulse. Like I told you our sisterhood here is beyond imagination
I have been looking out for your first story here and I am so glad to find it. Congratulations dear sister.

Regina Afanwi Young
Feb 18
Feb 18

Hello Patience. Am sooty you had to go through all this. Am glad you are able to speak out. I pray you use your experience to help other young girls not find themselves in the same situation. I advice you get attached to any women empowerment center where you could be empowermented in some self help skill. You are a strong woman and a fighter. Keep it up