I’d decided to take the train to Cairo to get a job and earn a lot of money, but as soon as I got to the railway station I was assaulted by some boys.

“I have to have money so I can protect my child.”

Name: Martha
Age: 14

It was dark. I learned that I could walk into the town centre to get something to eat and clean clothes but I always went back to the railway station.  After a while I was arrested there and locked up. My father came and got me and took me back to Minya but I ran away again. I went back to the railway station and the boys and girls there. I was better off there.

I don’t know what the future holds.

Now I’m pregnant and my problem is that I can’t find the father of my child. He’s disappeared! Nobody seems to know where he is.
I live in a home for pregnant street children. I’m going to get help to have my baby and today we’re going to the police station so I can get an ID card. I’ve never had one before.
I don’t know what the future holds but I need to earn lots of money now. I have to have money so I can protect my child.