Safe Place for Two Sisters

When their mother started working at night as a prostitute in the Philippines, she would usually ask one of her male friends to watch over her children. The man started abusing both of the girls repeatedly. Because of this, the two girls would usually sneak out of their house at night and walk around the city. A number of times, foreigners would call them into their hotel rooms and take videos of them naked.

Through the help of IJM (International Justice Mission) Philippines, the girls were rescued and were brought to the Blessed House. Now, they are happy to be in a safe place, surrounded by people who care for them.

In fact, the staff and other girls at the Blessed Project recently arranged a simple gathering for one of the sisters’ birthday celebration. Although simple, it was surely memorable, as it was the first time the young girl experienced such a celebration for her birthday.

Thank you to Casey and Sue for sponsoring these girls and giving them a safe place to heal and grow. 

The Blessed Project in the Philippines is currently the home to 19 young women, survivors of human trafficking. 

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Blessed Project Family Therapy

One of the many ways we help Blessed Project Trainees in their reintegration is through family therapy. With the assistance of our social worker, we let the children and parents talk about their issues in the family that might have contributed to the children’s victimization.

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A Chance to Move Forward

When a young woman is rescued from human trafficking, the road to recovery is a long and challenging one for many – emotionally scared and broken from un-imaginable abuse. This is where the “Blessed” program steps in to fill a...




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Young Woman Survivor Decides for Her Future

During her stay in the Blessed House, Mae (name changed for protection and privacy) was able to go to school. Though she was older than most of her classmates, she persevered and even finished a vocational course on cooking while also attending formal school.




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Preparation for Reintegration

The ultimate goal for survivors of human trafficking and online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC) at The Blessed Project is for them to be reintegrated to the community, or if possible, to their families. The main challenges for this process to happen are the unpreparedness of relatives to accept and care for the trainees, unsuitable environment within the community, and the slow legal process for those with ongoing cases. 




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Beads of Love

Inside The Blessed Project, women survivors of human trafficking and abuse learn employable skills such as sewing and baking. Here, the women are enjoying their new project - making beaded accessories!




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Growing Sewing Enterprise

As the Philippines’ economy continues to struggle especially during this pandemic, partnerships whether local or foreign are greatly appreciated.