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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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.




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A safe place

The Blessed Project in the Philippines continues to be a safe place for girls rescued from abuse and trafficking. Eunice* is the newest resident of the Blessed House. She was rescued and warmly welcomed by the girls and staff.




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Rehabilitation for survivors

Some of the Filipino women who are part of the Blessed Project were extremely focused in learning the art of calligraphy. The amazing team at the Blessed Project help these surviors of trafficking and abuse, learn varying skills that match their varying interests and help them in their holistic development and rehabilitation.




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Returning smiles to rescued girls

It was all smiles in the kitchen as these girls undoubtedly enjoyed their first baking activity together. 




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Help for survivors in the Philippines

The Blessed Project in the Philippines (through partnership with Captivating and Global Development Group) helps provide physical, educational support, emotional support and  for survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking. These 3 women are survivors and enjoying their newly found freedom in a Math tutoring class




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Building skills restores confidence

The sewing program, which is part of the the Blessed Project, is bridging the gap between when a woman is rescued and when she is self sustainably reintegrated. These women are provided skills and livelihood opportunities.  We are seeing these Filipino women regain their confidence and self esteem.