Project #181 | Safe House and Training Center for Vulnerable Children

Our partnership with Project Justice International

Currently, 27 million people are living in modern-day slavery. Children make up a significant number of these slaves, exploited through trafficking, sexual abuse, and forced labor crimes. Specifically, South-East Asia has experienced endemic levels of trafficking, usually involving minors, over the past few decades.Traffickers often prey on marginalized, poverty-stricken communities throughout the region.

One Day’s Wages partnered with Project Justice International to support their Growing Hope Project in South-East Asia, which provided sustainable, effective support and training opportunities to survivors of child exploitation. Each child received full educational support, vocational training courses, and a consistent, family-based network of support at a safe house.The project also included on-site agricultural micro-enterprise training. The youth at the safe house used their knowledge in real-time by growing and harvesting crops that were utilized for their meals and sold to the community to provide an element of self-sustainability. Additionally, families in the community received training on how to manage chicken coup systems on their land as a means of supplemental income.

Our collective impact

Children Supported through Aftercare Services

Meals Provided at Safe House

People Trained in Crop Development

Meet Sali*

Sali grew up in a remote village in Southeast Asia with limited economic opportunities. A trafficker offered her a false job in a restaurant with promises of money that she could send back to her family. She was then abducted, stripped of her I.D., transported 1,000 kilometers away, and forced to work in a brothel. Following intervention at the brothel from the Project Justice rescue team, Sali now lives at the shelter facility and is attending school, vocational training, and progressing on her restoration journey. She dreams of becoming a nurse and helping other people.

*Pseudonym used to protect child, photo is not Sali.

Thank you for making this possible!

Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.

If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our human trafficking fund.

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