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Care for KOFAVIV

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The goal of this effort is to send care packages of much needed personal items, toiletries, school/art supplises & flashlights to the young ladies of KOFAVIV, a rape resource center in Port Au Prince, Haiti.

KOFAVIV is an organization established by and for rape survivors from the poorest areas of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. KOFAVIV combines support for individual girls and women through the power of grassroots organizing & partnerships to transform the underlying conditions that give rise to sexual violence against the poor.

Rape was already a crisis in Haiti having only been considered a crime for five years. Post earthquake, in the poorly lit and rarely policed tent camps, sexual assault against women and girls as young as 2 years old, has spiked dramatically. With few rapes ever being prosecuted, KOFAVIV is one of the only opportunities for these young victims to begin a healing process through mental health services, art and group therapy & other resources.

I had the pleasure of meeting the beautiful young women and girls of KOFAVIV as part of a recent trip to Haiti with Fair Winds Trading. These sweet girls have been violated in the most unimaginable ways but still somehow manage to keep smiling. They asked that we "not forget them" and this effort is the beginning of how we'll make good on that promise.

With your help, we're sending a very special care package to the KOFAVIV girls filled with plenty of basic necessities along with some non essential items we think every girl should have:). Please help us put smiles on the faces of these beautiful and deserving young ladies! Currently KOFAVIV is providing services to about 40 girls and we want to be able to gift all of them as part of this effort.



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