Finding a Silver Lining

While this pandemic has tied down the majority of us in our homes, the young women at The Blessed Project have found ways to make their time at the shelter worthwhile and fruitful. One of them, Jean (name changed for protection and privacy), shares her experience.

“I used to have difficulty relating with and trusting others. Recently, because of the lockdown, I got to spend more time with the other women in the Blessed Project. This helped me get to know them better and strengthen my relationship with them.”

“Since I love baking and making do-it-yourself crafts, I often teach them how to make their own. Not only am I able to share what I know, but I also get to bond with them.”

When Jean returned to formal schooling the past year, she struggled a lot. But she found encouragement and strength from the staff and her fellow Blessed House women. Through Honor 1000 Movement’s Blessed Project, these women survivors get the opportunity not only to rebuild their lives, but to restore and build new, healthy relationships as well.

WE NEED YOUR HELP

For the past months, one of the primary sources of income for the women at The Blessed Project – the Sewing Enterprise – has been fluctuating due to the COVID-19 lockdown in the Philippines. If you would like to sponsor a girl a the Blessed House, your monthly support of USD 40 / AUD 48 will help sustain them through this crisis and bring restoration while they rebuild their lives.

  

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Rescued After Years of Abuse

Mia and Marie (names changed for security and privacy) had to endure abuse for years until they were finally rescued earlier this year.




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New Homes and Reintegration

Though we continue to feel the effects of the pandemic and prolonged lockdown in the Philippines, 6 women and 6 children have been successfully reintegrated with their families or into new homes.




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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.




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Online Court Hearing in the Midst of Pandemic

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.




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Three Sisters Now Safe

Three minors have been rescued from the abuse of livestream online sexual exploitation in a sting operation led by the local police and are now receiving proper trauma-informed care and interventions.




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Safer Home and Means of Living

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.