This work demands clear eyes and generates a full heart. Clear eyes for the horizon of hope we're building for survivors and a full heart as great progress makes itself visible indeed.
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Happy weekend! How are you all spending it?
She entered our care at 6 years old and has now been reintegrated! We met Channy* in 2014 following her sexual exploitation. The past 3 years she has worked diligently to overcome fears and anxieties, and has developed healthy coping mechanisms. In addition to her emotional achievement, she excels in her studies receiving top marks in every course. We couldn't be more proud of her and celebrated with presents and games to mark this long awaited step in her restorative walk
Channy* is now with her loving parents who have worked hard for financial stability in order to care for her well. For the next 3 years Channy's* social worker will meet with her and her family monthly to ensure sustainability and health through this transition, and we are grateful for the landscape of hope visible today
From all of us, thank you for supporting this necessary work, and for helping us change the life of 'the one.' Channy* is HOME! *name has been changed to protect her identity.
We're inspired by the restorative progress of the survivors we're working with, and by the countless women working diligently and selflessly for the cause of justice and healing in the lives of others. We see these women within our organization, and so many others, and desire to honor those standing in the gap for others
For this weeks feature, no better place to start than honoring and highlighting our very own founder, @leighramsey! She is passionate about being a voice for the voiceless - whether young, old, disadvantaged, or poor - her love and actions have provoked justice, healing, and a landscape of hope for countless. It was in 2006 when Leigh became devastated by the sexual exploitation and trafficking that was made known to her, and she allowed her devastation to move her to action. She lives out and clings to the heart call our organization stands upon:
To succumb to the enormity of the problem is to fail the one. (Quote by Sharon Cohen of @ijm)
And due to the tenacity and heart of one woman's yes to help 'the one,' 76 girls have successfully been through our program
Never under estimate your yes to change the life of 'the one,' and let this woman's heart be a place of inspiration for the cause within yours today.
Brand new week ahead!
How will you spend it? What are your goals to move closer to that dream or help another work towards theirs?
We're thinking about ours, and we're thinking big!
Hope you all had a great weekend.
Our favorite kind of announcements to make - 3 year old Boupho* is going home!
This week we celebrated and said goodbye to our youngest as she reintegrated back with her mother. Thanks to our men's build team, Boupho* and her mother have a brand new home, and her mother and grandmother have successfully started a business making and selling noodles and cakes thanks to the diligent work of our social workers. With a stable and safe home to return to, Boupho's* reintegration party was a joyous one - filled with laughter, great love, and awe for the progress precious Boupho* made while in our care.
While goodbyes are challenging, 3 year old Boupho* is right where she should be - in the loving care of her mother.
Together, we're making great waves against injustices of human trafficking. From all of us, THANK YOU! Now let's keep going.
Name has been changed to protect her identity*
While our staff in Cambodia is predominantly Khmer, we have a few hearts who packed up their lives and moved across oceans for the cause of justice. One of them is Jess, our Case Management Supervisor working together with our counselors, social workers, and house moms to work towards restoration in the lives of countless.
It surely takes an army, and we're grateful for our team!
Moments like these. The ones causing us to look up from the tragedies of injustice to find young girls being just that - young girls. Giggling, playing, and finding that together, hand in hand, healing is possible.
An estimated 27 million people are enslaved today. An estimated 4.5 million specifically enslaved in commercial sexual exploitation. Those are staggering numbers; numbers that could leave us thinking "why even try?" Our answer is simple: because SHE MATTERS.
To 3 year old Boupho*, our efforts matter. To 13 year old Srey Na*, our efforts matter. To the girl presently enslaved hoping one day rescue will come, our efforts matter. To the single mother with no means of making a safe and sustainable living, our efforts matter.
As a staff and with one heart for the cause of justice, we remind one another that succumbing to the enormity and vastness of human slavery will never serve the one. And we're here for her, for she who matters and whose very life depends upon our fight. *names have been changed to protect identities.
We recently celebrated staff appreciation day at the rescue home! These faces are the fuel behind our operation and to celebrate there was food, special performances by the girls of the home, and presents galore - a party to simply say thank you & we love you!
We're welcoming 13 year old Srey Na*. She was exploited in her own village and the perpetrator is presently in prison but will be released on bail very soon. For this reason, we're grateful that she is SAFE and in the security of our home.
Srey Na* was living with her mother and stepfather as the exploitation occurred, however, they are unwilling to change their lifestyle to ensure she remains safe, and are very poor. For these reasons, returning home is not a viable option. Following the prosecution of her perpetrator our staff will work towards reintegration options.
It could be a long road but today we celebrate, as this young girl is safe and afforded hope and a future.
The care of every survivor is funded through the generosity of you, our supporters. To commit to Srey Na's* future for as little as $10/month please join us and click the link in our bio now!
*name has been changed to protect her identity
Action begins with awareness. Human trafficking is a business, where there is demand supply must follow suit. When supply chains involve human lives and profit is placed at a higher value than humanity, we exist to boldly declare IT'S NOT OK.
We work to rescue and restore those affected and prevent further exploitation altogether. Thank you for standing with us - we're stronger together.
It takes an army, and we are grateful for our Cambodian staff investing in the lives of countless. We strive for our rescue home to be just that - a HOME.
Photographed here is one of our selfless house mothers with her youngest. Some faces lending to the homes' life changing love.
CALLING ALL ADVENTURERS!
If you're up for an adventure and have a heart to see human trafficking eradicated and its survivors restored - this is for you.
Join us next March as we gear up to ride the Otago Rail Trail of New Zealand to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking and raise funds for our project, SHE Rescue Home, of Cambodia.
Register your interest and get the details today by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject like "Otago Adventure!" Grab your friends and let's change the world. We can't wait!
People often ask what our process is to restore survivors of trafficking. The reality is it's a journey with no simple equation. Every case different, every life unique. And yet, we are making progress every single day. Many lives restored, many left to reach. Let's keep going.
In order to fight human trafficking we must be made aware. Every week we're going to do our part to educate our supporters so together we may become educated agents of CHANGE. This week we're getting back to the basics and calling it what it is: human slavery
Use your platform and use your voice. Join us weekly in educating the masses so we may be one voice today for a freedom filled tomorrow. Tag a friend who cares and let's remind each other we're in this fight together
Chavy* lived in our aftercare home from 2008-2014 after being trafficked at just 6 years old. She was reintegrated with her mother and siblings in 2014, and was ecstatic to be able to return home safely.
Since then, her mother has achieved financial sustainability through our Family Assistance Program where she hand makes products. In addition to her mother's employment, the generosity of our supporters helped to provide Chavy's* family a well so they may have access to clean water and a pigpen in order to raise livestock.
Today Chavy's* case is joyfully and confidently CLOSED! Chavy* is safe and has enrolled with an organization where she will live, continue school, have access to counseling, and is actively pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher! Together we are changing the life of 'the one.'
*name has been changed to protect her identity.