Kara*, 16, never met her father. She and her two siblings were brought up alone by their mother who worked as a freelance massage therapist and part-time street sweeper.
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. Kara, along with other young women, started work in a spa that offers “extra services”.
Kara was rescued in an entrapment operation and was referred to a temporary shelter. After several months, she was then referred to the Blessed Project where she now learns employable life skills such as sewing and baking, while on her way to healing and recovery.
*Name changed for privacy and protection
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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.