In countries such as Cambodia, girls often spend large amounts of time doing things such as caring for younger siblings, fetching water or preparing food – often at the cost of their schooling or health. They'll often be forced into marriage young and won't necessarily have the same education as their male counterparts. Girls are often sent off to work to pay off a family debt. A sad reality is that virginity sales is not uncommon in the communities that we work in. This typically leads to social isolation, having less access to education and much higher risks of health problems. This affects how much they're able to make choices about every aspect of their lives and whether they're dependent on male members of their family.
Each piece is individually handcrafted by a survivor of human trafficking or a young woman vulnerable to exploitation. Artisans are paid a fair wage and benefit from a comprehensive life skills curriculum. They are passionate is to create opportunities for survivors to earn an income, share their stories, and raise awareness against modern slavery.
100% of profits from the sale of jewelry go directly to the rehabilitation and education of young women sold into slavery in Southeast Asia.