BENEFITING: Somaly Mam Foundation
Human trafficking is considered the world’s second largest, fastest growing organized crime.
UNICEF estimates that 1.2 million children are sold every year.
The Asia Pacific region (which includes South Asia) has the largest number of victims in forced labor – 11.7 million.
55 percent of forced labor victims are estimated to be women and girls, as are 98 percent of sex trafficking victims.
Children as young as three or four can be sold for as little as $100 and forced to serve up to 30 clients per day.
MY CHALLENGE TO YOU:
Studies have shown that on average, the American woman spends about $100/month on cosmetics and beauty products.
What would happen if we each decided to GIVE UP this luxury for ONE month, and instead use that money for a good cause???
WOMEN HELPING WOMEN:
Here are a few examples of what your funds can make possible:
$25. The cost of one month of training materials for a survivor to learn skills in one or more areas: sewing, hairdressing, weaving, computer training, English, life skills, small business management, and agriculture
$54. The cost per month to provide a resident of a center with three nutritious meals per day, including rice, meat or fish, and vegetables at each meal
$135. Covers all services and provisions for one survivor for one month, including food, accommodation, education and training, hygiene kits, clothing, and recreational activities
$3,000. The amount estimated to rescue and recover one victim of the commercial sex industry and help her to build a life of dignity and independence.
GIVE UP MAKEUP FOR ONE MONTH AND HELP RESCUE ONE GIRL FROM SEX SLAVERY!
CAN'T DO A MONTH? GO WITHOUT FOR A WEEK! A DAY! Anything that can help bring awareness to the cause.