Our partner in the Philippines, Honor 1000 Movement, helps trafficking survivors with recovery and self-sustainability. The Sewing program run by Honor 1000, is an important way to provide skills to women rescued from trafficking.
Motivated by the social worker, 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.
The girls are taught the importance of being independent. As such, they are provided with training and employment and are encouraged to improve their skills so they can make a living and not fall for the lies of traffickers or the lure of prostitution. Our aim is to help them build a life of dignity.
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.