Hello family and friends,
The world we live in is not what it seems. I am neither naive nor delusional, I know there are terrible things that go on in this world daily. I was however never aware that we faced such a massive problem on a global scale, human trafficking.
It has become a big business in this world. In 2008, the United Nations estimated nearly 2.5 million people from 127 different countries are being trafficked into 137 countries around the world. 2.5 million women and children being repeatedly brutalized, raped and beaten on a daily basis! These girls as young as 4 years old are being sold for as little as $5, often by family and friends into brothels! This has got to stop!
I was first introduced to the Somaly Mam foundation by a loved one just over a year ago and have come to identify with this huge problem. After meeting a few of the rescued girls, I was in awe of their strength and hope they now possess. I am choosing to be a part of the solution and ensuring this does not continue and those who have met the same fate have the opportunity to be rescued.
PROJECT FUTURES global and RAW Travel have created a trip to raise money for the Somaly Mam Foundation, dedicated to the eradication of sex trafficking and modern-day slavery in Southeast Asia and worldwide and the empowerment of its survivors. Learn more at http://projectfutures.somaly.org/. I plan to take the next step, and visit the Shelters in Cambodia, by participating in the SE Asia Ride 2012. This trip consists of cycling through Cambodia visiting the shelters of these poor innocent young girls.
My personal fundraising goal: $7,500 ($1,000 of which I will be covering myself!)
There is no minimum or maximum, every dollar counts! Please just donate!
Ride dates: February 28 - March 10, 2012
This trip also coincides with International Women's Day on March 8 2012, in which I will be fortunate enough to get a chance to partake in the festivities organized in Cambodia for this very special event. Refer to this years' events here: internationalwomensday.org.
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Learn more here: http://rawtravel.com/trip/pf_global_challenge