Janin Camus via Crowdrise
July 26, 2011
Somaly Mam Foundation wrote -
PROJECT FUTURES global, a program of the Somaly Mam Foundation, empowers a passionate network of socially-engaged volunteers, activists, and young professionals to raise awareness and funding to combat human trafficking and sex slavery worldwide.
Thanks for visiting my fundraising site! My name is Janin and I am an avid runner. I recently came upon Project Futures Global and the wonderful work they do with the Somaly Mam Foundation through my daughter. This marathon makes sense to me because not only does it allow me to practice something I love, running, but it provides me the opportunity to use that passion to help others who need it most. I am running for my survivor and for the millions of survivors of human trafficking in the world. I am running to show that with strength and determination one can make a difference. The strength of my survivor inspires me. For her, please donate to my cause, so as to make my run matter to many others.
Here is where the money goes:
1. $ 500 gives the power to rebuild. This donation provides a survivor with everything she needs to start her own business, including all supplies and materials.
2. $ 360 or about $1.00 a day will help keep rescued girls safe from violent perpetrators. It covers the shelter's security fees per girl, per year. Shelters are under constant threat from the organized crime syndicates that run the brothels and pimps who wish to harm and re-enslave the rescued girls. Your donation will allow girls to rebuild their strength and determination in a secure, loving environment.
3. $ 120 pays for a year provides psychological counseling and rehabilitation to a girl at a shelter in Southeast Asia. Removing a child from a brothel is not a solution in and of itself-your donation will provide the support survivors need to embark on the long and painful journey ahead.
4. $ 120 helps provide a survivor with a year of specialized training in weaving, sewing, salon or other vocational skills that will help her get a job and stay employed.
5. $ 60 pays for a year of ongoing pediatric or medical care for a young survivor of sexual slavery.
6. $ 30 provides an exam and blood test for a girl rescued from sexual slavery in Southeast Asia