Thank you for being part of STOP TRAFFICKING 5K 2019

Our 4th annual STOP TRAFFICKING 5K might be over but the impact will be lasting.

Thank you to all those from 11 countries who stood up and said ‘no to trafficking’.  Because of you, the life saving work in Nepal and the Philippines will continue to impact lives.

US$33,780 was raised with online and offline donations. Together, we are changing the world! Below is what has already happened so far this year in Nepal and the Philippines.

During the first quarter this year (January and March 2019):

1,840 women and girls were intercepted in Nepal and stopped before they were trafficked.

5 arrests were made and cases have been filed against traffickers which are now going through court in Nepal.

1,463 students were part of the Hamro Aviyan program run in Nepali schools, bringing awareness about how traffickers lure and the false promises given. These students were taught how to protect themselves from being tafficked.

249 students across 5 primary schools in the Philippines were part of the Stop Cyber Sex awareness program for schools. These students were taught how to keep safe from online bullying and sexual abuse.

71 new women joined the Microfinance program in the Philippines which now has 2,271 entreprenuers growing their small businesses.

23 new women joined the My Business My Freedom microfinance project in Nepal. These women are now part of 147 women with small businesses who are paving the way for other women and girls in their communities.

The website at stoptrafficking5k.org will remain open for another couple of weeks. There is still the opportunity to make your donation. Simply click below and find a team or individual to donate to. Your donation will help save a life.

Donations over $2 from USA & Australia, $5 New Zealand and $100 Hong Kong are TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

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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.




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Rescued in an Entrapment Operation

Issa [name changed for privacy and protection] lived in a cemetery with her family. As the eldest, she felt the burden to help provide for the family. She found a job through a woman she met, but before she knew it, she was trapped and unable to free herself from a recurring exploitation.




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3 children now safe

3 children, victims of cybersex abuse, have been referred to the safety of our partners' safe-house.




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Finding a Silver Lining

While this pandemic has tied down 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.