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.
16 Children Rescued from Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
16 children have been rescued from online sexual abuse and exploitation. Most of them experienced the abuse from their own families and relatives. These children are now safe in our shelter, receiving the counselling and support they need to start rebuilding their lives.
The prolonged pandemic in the Philippines has created issues that required necessary adjustments, especially for the women and children in The Blessed Project who are still in school and/or have ongoing court cases.
Early in 2019, the slum area where Kara and her family lived caught fire. Kara was homeless so she decided to live with her friends. One of her friends introduced her to a woman who promised to give her a job. Little did she know that the woman would exploit her.