Single motherhood as a teenage mother

Putri & Luna

Putri was 19 when she became pregnant. Money was tight and her family was not happy to hear the news. She was beaten and left homeless.

Although Putri did not plan her pregnancy, her baby became a source of strength to keep going even when everything was dark. Now, she is determined to be an advocate for all single mothers out there and is currently working towards a diploma in Forensic Science.

Many of the teenage girls who come to us for assistance come from an underprivileged background like Putri. Like every other teenager, they make reckless decisions. The key, however, is to pick themselves up and keep moving forward.


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