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Help Brandy combat sex trafficking

Organized by: Brandy Oliva

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THE STORY:

As some of you may know, I will be spending the next few months volunteering in Pattaya, Thailand and working with victims of sex trafficking. This modern day form of slavery is defined as commercial sex acts induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age. Tens of thousands of women and children are sex trafficked within the city of Pattaya alone. A large majority of the Thai women are from the poorer northern provinces and often times sold or sent by their families into Pattaya to make money that will be returned to their home. The undereducated women are easily deceived and given the one option of becoming a sex worker. After being removed from friends, family and anything familiar, these women are left in a desperate situation that is difficult for them to escape on their own. On top of this, these women are abused physically, sexually, verbally and emotionally by clients who view them as nothing more than a commodity to be bought. This is the norm for sex workers in Pattaya. This is what their daily lives consist of. This is all they have to look forward to when waking up every morning. Their lives are not their own. They work at least 12 hours a day, 7 days a week and only get to return home a couple times a year. All of this, has motivated me to spend my time working with these victims to help remove them from the sex industry. However as I mentioned earlier, this is all volunteer work which means I will not be receiving an income during this time period. I have some money saved, but realized that I will still need a little more monetary help to ensure I do not short-change these women. Any money donated will help with my lodging expenses as well as other expenditures needed while volunteering. This includes meals, English lessons, soft skills classes, trauma counseling and moral support for the women wishing to leave behind their lives of abuse. They need to know they are not alone and that there are people who care about them. A person can alter their life with just a small bit of encouragement and the right tools in hand. Help me give them a chance at being something more. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you have a great rest of the day! :)

$3,701

 

106% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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  • Cody

    $100

  • cp

    $50

  • Megan

    $25

  • Rosie Iglesias

    $100

  • Kasey Peikert

    $25

  • Dad and Bryan

    $250

  • Shannon Bustin

    $100

  • Chad & Susan

    $100

  • Maggie Labrador

    $25

  • Genghis

    $500

  • Maggie Labrador

    $25

  • Collection from 29 different donors

    $531

  • Maggie Labrador

    $25

  • UAE Dirham

    $375

  • Dinner and Fun

    $200

  • Maggie Labrador

    $25

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Brandy Oliva

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

To help with expenses during your trip home. Have a safe and comfortable trip! 3 years ago

To Many Names

To Many Names

From AL , AK, AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, KY, LA, MI, MT, NV, NY, NC, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV, and VBC. 3 years ago

Maggie Labrador

Maggie Labrador

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Dinner and Fun

Dinner and Fun

DONATION: $200

Go Treat Yourself and a Friend (s); you deserve it for working so hard for a good cause!! 3 years ago

UAE Dirham

UAE Dirham

DONATION: $375

3 years ago

Maggie Labrador

Maggie Labrador

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Collection from 29 different donors

Collection from 29 different donors

DONATION: $531

SFT - See It, Feel It, Trust It. He provides miracles for You, and through You. You're there as an Angel serving his purpose! Stay Safe and Stay Healthy. 3 years ago

Maggie Labrador

Maggie Labrador

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Genghis

Genghis

DONATION: $500

The best to you! 3 years ago

Maggie Labrador

Maggie Labrador

DONATION: $25

Will make an effort to donate every couple of weeks till you return :) May God guide you and allow you to help as many people as possible! 3 years ago

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