Monday, September 15, 2014

Directly Help a Victim of Sex Trafficking

I went to a conference over the weekend and one of the speakers was Leigh Ramsey. Leigh founded SHE Rescue Home. This ministry is based in Cambodia and rescues victims of sex trafficking and works with the girls to get them reintegrated into their society.

While at the conference I purchased a purse that was made by survivors. It was a small way to support them.


But what really got me was the bag that they put it in when I made my purchase.


That is the handprint of a survivor. To give you a clue as to size... it's about the size of my Liza's hand. A child's hand. A young child's hand. It broke my heart.


When I got home I took the time to get on the website and look around... find out more about what SHE Rescue is about. I read and read...  About how it all got started. About girls that can be sponsored. About their products.

And then I found a link to "project needs", clicked and that's when an idea grew!

I read about how a survivor is now back home but her community does not have toilets. The cost of getting her a toilet is $440 and donations can be made in $20 increments. Soooo... that means if 22 people give $20 we can get this girl a toilet! We can do that right!? I mean... for all that this child has been through I think she deserves a toilet! A chance to feel safe instead of afraid.

That's the toilet. Nothing fancy... but it's a toilet!

I want to get a girl a toilet! And I want you to help me!
Over the past two years I have given money to organizations that fight human trafficking. I still give. Human trafficking... slavery!... is a real and current issue and it happens everywhere. But sometimes I like to know exactly what my money is getting and this is my chance to do that! And I have learned over the years that when a few people do a little bit it can accomplish something really big!

Here is how we can work together to get a victim of sex trafficking a toilet...

You should see SHE R06 - $440 for a Toilet.

Easy peasy. $20. Or more if you want!
Here is what the site says about SHE R06...

 SHE R06 lives at home with her family. In her village there is no toilet, so she is often forced to find a quiet, hidden spot in the community, which can be scary for her given that she has a past of sexual exploitation. The provision of a toilet will provide her and her family with dignity, hygiene, and a sense of safety.

Who is SHE R06?

Let's get her a toilet!!

Only have $5 to give? No problem! Just ask three more friends to pitch in $5 each! Talk to your co-workers and friends. 22 people to give $20. I'm number 1 and Mike is number 2. Twenty more people! If you donate leave a comment or send me a message letting me know. You can simply say "I'm in!"

When you go to pay, it will take you to Paypal to sign in. If you do not have Paypal you can click the link that says "don't have a paypal account?" and choose a different option.

Sex trafficking is such a huge problem that it can be overwhelming and cause people not to act. This is a way for us to break it down, begin conversations and help at least one child who was a victim and is now a survivor!

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