BENEFITING: Mortgage Professionals Providing Hope
Every year, more than 800,000 women and girls are trafficked into sex slavery. How can we possibly fight an evil like this? Well, it starts by simply doing something, and doing it together. This winter, I am going completely against my nature and will be running in my first marathon, with only 5 months to train. Although this seems a huge endeavor to me, I am reminded it is nothing in comparison to the battle these women face every single day.
Therefore, in order to equip these women to fight that battle, I am committing to raise €3000 ($3426) to put them through language school and vocational training where they will have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and job skills in order to support a new life for themselves and their families. It's called Run for Treasures because that is the last thing these women feel like. Let's show them that they are more valuable than silver and gold.
The nonprofit organization I work for (MPPH) is partnering with Vite Trasformate (Transformed Lives) in Northern Italy where sex trafficking is happening at alarming rates due to weak laws and incredibly high levels of immigration from West Africa and Eastern Europe. Women are promised a better life abroad and the opportunity to take care of their families back at home, only to find when they arrive that they have been tricked. They are then sold and forced on the streets to sell their bodies to dozens of men a day. In the midst of this incredible evil, Vite Trasformate (VT) is creating a radical impact as they develop strong relationships with these women, and lead them to a place of safety and wholeness. Join me in this cause to bring hope to those who have none and be a force for good in this world.
Learn more at https://www.vitetrasformate.org/ and https://www.mpph.org/