A Mother and Mentor

Tonet, 49, became a single mother during her teenage years. Even at a young age, she worked hard to raise her child alone.

Tonet using the sewing machines at the Blessed Project in the Philippines

She eventually met Edil, who himself had three children with his previous partner. Despite several hurdles, they built their family together and raised their children well.

Now, like parents coaching their children, they teach sewing to the girls of Blessed Project in the Philippines, helping girls who are survivors of trafficking, develop skills and prepare them for employment and sustainable living.

We celebrate all those who compassionately share a piece of their lives to assist and support trafficking survivors on their way to healing and recovery.

In continuous celebration of International Women’s Month this March, we recognize Tonet and the many other women just like her who have amazing stories of endurance and hope.

Our Partners

   

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A Chance to Move Forward

When a young woman is rescued from human trafficking, the road to recovery is a long and challenging one for many – emotionally scared and broken from un-imaginable abuse. This is where the “Blessed” program steps in to fill...




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Young Woman Survivor Decides for Her Future

During her stay in the Blessed House, Mae (name changed for protection and privacy) was able to go to school. Though she was older than most of her classmates, she persevered and even finished a vocational course on cooking while also attending formal school.




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Preparation for Reintegration

The ultimate goal for survivors of human trafficking and online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC) at The Blessed Project is for them to be reintegrated to the community, or if possible, to their families. The main challenges for this process to happen are the unpreparedness of relatives to accept and care for the trainees, unsuitable environment within the community, and the slow legal process for those with ongoing cases. 




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Beads of Love

Inside The Blessed Project, women survivors of human trafficking and abuse learn employable skills such as sewing and baking. Here, the women are enjoying their new project - making beaded accessories!




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Growing Sewing Enterprise

As the Philippines’ economy continues to struggle especially during this pandemic, partnerships whether local or foreign are greatly appreciated.




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Ongoing Case against Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse

Part of the women's journey to restoration is the pursuit of justice against their perpetrators. During these times, the physical and emotional support they need is always there.