Artisans from Asia
Eden Ministries reaches out to red-light districts through prevention, outreach, and advocacy strategies. Eden’s model is to reach, rescue, and restore the lives of women trapped in human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Eden has worked in Asia for many years. In that time hundreds of women have received holistic care that includes safe shelter, education, rehabilitation, and therapy–empowering them with hope for a new life and a bright future.
Eden’s jewelry is handcrafted by young women like Thiri, who was sold to over 20 men per day during the three years she was trapped in sexual slavery. Thiri said that before arriving at Eden, her heart felt like it was shattered into thousands of pieces. But now, Thiri knows that her heart is being sewn back together by the love she receives at Eden.
Starfish Project’s mission is to restore hope to exploited women in Asia. Through its holistic care programs, Starfish offers formerly exploited women the opportunity to heal their physical and emotional scars through vocational training, healthcare, shelter, counseling, and educational grants.
Since its inception, Starfish has employed over one hundred women and has served thousands of others through its community outreach services. Starfish Project serves women like Mae Lee, whose poverty-stricken mother sold her to traffickers when she was only 15. Mae Lee was enslaved in another country for six years. When she escaped she had no education, no opportunities, and no hope. Starfish Project offered her a new beginning by providing a sustainable income and an education. Mae Lee now sees the beauty of her world as she trains to become a professional photographer.