After the confiscation of all my merchandise, which wiped me out completely, I read in the newspapers and saw an advertisement for a job as a cashier. While I worked there, the woman who owned the establishment bought me a lot of clothes. All those things which she saw that I liked, she bought for me.
I did not think that she was going to deduct these things from my salary. But after a while, she charged me for all these things in cash and demanded repayment. At that time I was quite flustered. I did know what to do to get the cash to pay her. Then she said that I should agree to take a certain man who would give me the money with which I could pay my debt to her.
Furthermore, she said, I could get money to help out my family. I was very torn at that time. She threatened that if I could not come up with the money, she would call in the police to arrest me. I was frightened and I agreed to have that man. One day she had another woman take me to the man's house. The two of them talked with each other, but I did not know what the conversation was all about.
The woman then told me to remain there to get the money. So I remained there. The man asked me whether I wanted to go some place to enjoy myself. And I said that I just did not know where to go, adding that since childhood I had been living with my family and therefore did not know places at all. The man then told me that he would take me to Can Tho
where we would stay for three days.
I thought that I were to live with that man as husband and wife. But to my surprise he had me for only three days and then told me that he was returning me to the woman who was the owner of that establishment.