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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Safe Place for Two Sisters

The mother of these sisters works as a prostitute in the Philippines. When their mother started working at night time, she would usually ask one of her male friends to watch her kids. That man started abusing both girls repeatedly. Because of this, the two girls would usually sneak out of their house at night time and walk around the city.




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Pursuing Dreams through Education

Coming from extremely impoverished families, education has only been a far-fetched dream for most of the women and girls in The Blessed Project in the Philippines. They were deprived of education because of lack of financial capacity, and were forced to work – mostly in the commercial sex industry – even at a young age.




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Building a life of dignity

One of the girls from the Blessed Project made this beautiful seat cover. These seat covers are now available for rent - for parties and events in the local region. There is so much room for creativity for the girls, not only in sewing but as well as in finding ways to make these products available to the local market.




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A Mother and Mentor

Tonet teaches sewing to the girls of Blessed Project in the Philippines, helping girls who are survivors of trafficking, develop skills and prepare them for employment and sustainable living. We celebrate all those who compassionately share a piece of their lives to assist and support trafficking survivors on their way to healing and recovery.




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A safe place

The Blessed Project in the Philippines continues to be a safe place for girls rescued from abuse and trafficking. Eunice* is the newest resident of the Blessed House. She was rescued and warmly welcomed by the girls and staff.




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Rehabilitation for survivors

Some of the Filipino women who are part of the Blessed Project were extremely focused in learning the art of calligraphy. The amazing team at the Blessed Project help these surviors of trafficking and abuse, learn varying skills that match their varying interests and help them in their holistic development and rehabilitation.