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Dreamcatcher: Helping women get out of prostitution

By the time Brenda Myers-Powell was 14 she had already given birth to two babies and there was no food in the house to feed them. Her grandmother, who was bringing her up, told her to go out and earn some money.

For the next 25 years, Myers-Powell was a prostitute. She was beaten up and raped by pimps, shot and stabbed by clients.

Finally she went to live in a safe house with a group of other women, where she turned her life around.

In 2008, she set up the Dreamcatcher Foundation to help women working on the street get out of prostitution and find another path in life.

  • 29 Jun 2015