BENEFITING: Nomi Network
July 30th brings about my 30th birthday. It also is World Day Against Trafficking Persons. Let's celebrate both by supporting Nomi Network, the organization I work for that fights human trafficking every day in India and Cambodia. The work that Nomi does is critical to alleviating poverty, the root cause of human trafficking around the world. Human trafficking is a 99 billion dollar a year industry, the second most profitable industry in the world. It is estimated that over 32 million people around the world are currently being held in modern-day slavery. It is everywhere, from Thailand to India to NYC and I-95. Nomi Network trains survivors and women at risk, and enables them to create beautiful handmade products that we sell on the global marketplace. Nomi teaches women how to open their own savings account, establish trade and leadership skills, and become financially independent so that they never again are vulnerable to being trafficked. Your donation will help us hire and train more women, expand our services, and impact entire communities. *Nomi Network is named after Nomi, a survivor of sex trafficking in Cambodia. Nomi was sold by her own mother at the age of 5, and rescued at the age of 8. She is forever affected, and will likely live the rest of her life in a shelter for survivors. Despite her difficult early years in life, Nomi is a bright and energetic spirit who smiled and wrapped her arms around our President and co-founder Diana in 2008. We believe there is hope and a future for every girl like Nomi.