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.
She spent her first day in the sewing facility. Another survivor of abuse and trafficking took Eunice under her wings and helped her use the sewing machine. The girls here find common ground and are able to support each other through recovery on their road to getting back on their feet.
As young as 9 years old, Elaine (name changed for privacy) was pimped by her mom to customers along the street, and at 10 years old, Elaine started working in bars. She was finally rescued a year after and is now safe in shelter.
In June 2020, International Justice Mission (IJM) and the Philippine National Police rescued a deaf and mute 27-year-old online sexual exploitation victim, together with her children. She was admitted to the Blessed House for immediate care and is now part of Blessed Project’s Sewing Livelihood Program as part of her restoration.