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.
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.