A young African girl who sought asylum in the United States after her parents were murdered is speaking out about the kidnapping of the Nigerian schoolgirls.

She was in a film about atrocities in her country, but for fear of retribution she asked not to be named. She requested only to be referred to as "K" and say she was from East Africa.  Raped and beaten until her back broke, the news of the kidnapped schoolgirls touched her heart.

"I took them as my sisters.  It could have been me or anybody else so one of the things I want to do is to fight those things that are happening in the third world countries.  That's why I want to be an international lawyer so I can really speak out for those girls who are fighting for their rights," she said.

K now lives in Sacramento and works with the anti-trafficking group Blue Heart International.