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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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.