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Pursuing Dreams through Education

Coming from extremely impoverished families, education has only been a far-fetched dream for most of the women and girls in The Blessed Project in the Philippines. They were deprived of education because of lack of financial capacity, and were forced to work – mostly in the commercial sex industry – even at a young age.


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Thank you for being part of STOP TRAFFICKING 5K 2019

Our 4th annual STOP TRAFFICKING 5K might be over but the impact will be lasting. Thank you to all those from 11 countries who stood up and said 'no to trafficking'.  Because of you, the life saving work in Nepal and the Philippines will continue to impact lives. US$33,780 was raised with online and offline donations. Together, we are changing the world! Below is what has already happened so far this year in Nepal and the Philippines


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Responsible Use of Technology

The team taught the kids not only how to protect themselves from the lurking dangers in the virtual world, but also how to be responsible with technology. The kids learned how to protect themselves from cyber bullying, how to respond when they experience it, and how to promote respect and be responsible members of the online community.


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Determined to prove she is valuable

Harhsa is 17 years old and lives with her parents and siblings. She is the oldest of 6 sisters. Her father would beat her mother because she didn't give him sons. Finally, her mother had a baby boy and the beatings stopped but Harina was determined to prove to her father that girls are just as good as boys. She worked hard and had to stop school after grade 8. But still, it was not enough. 


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Interception at Nepal/India Border

2 girls were just intercepted at the Nepal/India border. Watch this video as Julie explains.


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Microfinance is keeping my kids in school

Mina was married at the age of 15. Now, at 32, her and her husband have a daughter and two sons. She was from a poor farming family. She tells us her story. “I started a ‘Chatpat’ (a quick sour, chilly snack) selling business with an investment of about Rs. 2,000 (US$17) as that’s all my family could afford. I was able to earn around Rs. 1,000 (US$8) daily and although this was not much, it boosted my confidence. That was 6 years ago. I wanted to grow my business but I wasn’t able to get a loan."


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Stopped BEFORE she left Nepal

Pallav struggled to provide for her children after her husband left until one day when a stranger approached her and offered her a good paying job in India. Desperate to help to children, she gladly accepted the job and began her journey across Nepal into India. The man followed in another bus behind, but Pallav was just happy to have this wonderful opportunity. At a routine bus check, staff from one of our Captivating Monitoring stations asked her where she was going. After Pallav explained her good fortune she was asked if she knew the man who offered her work. She admitted that she didn't know him.


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Building a life of dignity

One of the girls from the Blessed Project made this beautiful seat cover. These seat covers are now available for rent - for parties and events in the local region. There is so much room for creativity for the girls, not only in sewing but as well as in finding ways to make these products available to the local market.