BENEFITING: Somaly Mam Foundation
The Somaly Mam Foundation is a charity that rescues and provides shelter for victims of sexual slavery. Somaly Mam is a survivor herself who, as a 12 year old child living in Cambodia, was forced to work in a brothel, being tortured and raped multiple times a day for many years. Children ages 6 to 16 are sold to these brothels as sexual slaves and experience horrors even worse than Somaly Mam herself suffered. Somaly Mam has build shelters in Cambodia to provide safety and protection for victims of these unimaginable crimes. She also provides instruction for the girls in basic skills that can help them gain independence.
I've started this fundraiser to raise money for the Somaly Mam Foundation (somaly.org).