Support Freedom Campaign - Artisan Stories
These are the current WorldCrafts artisan groups on the front lines of the battle against sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Click on each group name to read more about the group!
- Baptist Friendship House (USA) works to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of homeless, human trafficking survivors, and those living in poverty.
- Blessed Hope (Nepal) trains and provides jobs in jewelry making to help eliminate susceptibility to trafficking.
- Eden Ministries (Asia) serves to restore freedom for the captives of Asia’s red-light districts through holistic programs—transforming body, mind, and spirit.
- Kanzi (East Africa) helps artisans develop a market for their goods, and in turn donates a portion of sales to support orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda. These children are otherwise at risk of being forced into sexual exploitation or child labor.
- Light of Hope (Bangladesh) is a learning center for women to acquire important job skills like sewing and embroidering handicrafts. The income from this work allows them freedom, independence, and hope for a better life and future.
- Love Calcutta Arts (India) helps young women and their mothers break the vicious cycle of the sex industry.
- More Than Sparrows (Rwanda) provides holistic change for women who are trafficking victims.
- Mother Care Handcrafts (Kenya) offers former sex trafficking victims a way to provide sustainable living income for their families and the opportunity to hear the offer of eternal life.
- Mully Children's Family (Kenya) empowers exploited women to become self-sufficient and leads them to understand their own worth and dignity.
- Proverbs 31 Women (Uganda) provides income for women in poverty, thus lessening the risk their young daughters will be sold into exploitative child marriages.
- Rahab’s Rope (India) offers a full range of ministry services to women leaving the sex industry.
- Refugee Beads (USA) provides needed income and a safe community for refugees now living in the Atlanta area.
- Sak Saum (Cambodia) equips rescue victims with skills, employment, and the ability to earn fair wages in a safe, loving environment.
- Starfish Project (Asia) offers hope to exploited women through jewelry making. They offer meaningful alternative employment, vocational training, and educational grants, and a wide array of social programs to women in exploitive situations.
- Thai Country Trim (Thailand) provides sustainable employment that keeps women and their children out of prostitution.
- The Well (Thailand) offers a living wage and helping hand for those leaving Thailand’s notorious sex trade.
- The WellHouse (USA) fights human trafficking as it extends our Father’s grace and creates opportunities for restoration to exploited women.
- White Rainbow Project (India) is committed to not only bringing physical hope and care to the widows of Vrindavan (known as the City of Widows), but also emotional and spiritual support by demonstrating love in many tangible ways. They are driven by the call to seek justice, care for widows and orphans, and defend the oppressed.