The Blessed Project’s Sewing Enterprise in the Philippines focuses on two core objectives: (1) sustainability and (2) skills training to prepare young women for employment. Recently, orders from nearby institutions and partners were received. This social enterprise is beginning to earn income that will help it to grow and become sustainable.
As the project moves forward to increasing its capacity as a sewing line, the team recently hired Jelyn to be one of their assistant sewers. Jelyn was once part of the Blessed Project as a survivor of trafficking, and has been successfully reintegrated into the community. She works just like a regular employee in a company. She has already been involved in different sewing projects where she is showing great potential.
Jelyn’s story is just one of the many success stories the program wishes to witness as this social enterprise grows. Thank you for all your support.
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.