It’s a scourge on modern society. Millions of children around the world are trafficked or trapped in sexual exploitation with little hope for freedom. We bring freedom. We shine a light in the darkness.
This is the crucial first step. Children are bound either by physical chains or psychological ones and our rescue agents’ job is to bring the girls out of darkness. Posing as customers, they seek to win the child’s trust before making an offer to take them to a safe rescue home.
If Rescue is the starter’s gun, then Restoration is the marathon. This is where the long yet joyful healing process begins. Rescued children are taken to safe houses where they sleep safely, receive education, vocational training, counseling and healthcare, spiritual guidance and, most importantly, love.
We strive to bring children out of darkness, but we’d rather they weren’t there in the first place. We have Prevention Homes in different countries where we care for at-risk children – often siblings of rescued girls – until they are of age to find safe employment or higher education.
This is our general donation pool where funds can be immediately be directed to our area of greatest need; whether a new property, medical treatment for a child or school fees.
The eldest of her nine siblings, she was responsible for supporting the family. “I never got enough sleep. I would go fishing with my father early in the morning and I would always get to sleep late. We lived day by day.”
Recently Leakena first opened the doors to her salon and in doing so, she entered into the next chapter of her story. Just two years earlier, Leakena probably wouldn’t have imagined herself to be where she is today.
Part 1 in our reintegration success story series – Her Future is Hers. We are so proud of all the accomplishments of our girls – the big and the small! Each milestone brings them further along in their journey.