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Breaking away from 3 generations of abuse and drugs, a young girl finds love in a children's home

24 Jun 2022

Growing up in a two-room rental flat with eight or nine other relatives, home to Devi Chandra was a cramped and chaotic place.  Her relatives consumed drugs. Strangers often walked in and out of the house to join in the drug-taking and use the toilet. As the “most popular unit” in the block, the police knew about the hotspot and often swooped in for raids.  To young Devi, these were a “normal”, even “mundane”, part of her life.  The notion of family was incomprehensible to the little girl.  

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