Trafficking of young women and girls is a worldwide crime of astonishing proportions. They are trafficked in many different ways. They are deceived, kidnapped and even sold by relatives, but poverty is the underlying factor. Girls who have no other way to survive are often lured into sexual slavery with no other options and no way out.
Our Mongolian partners, Khentii and Belgee (right), and their team reach out to these young women on the streets of the capital city and offer them a way out. It is a long and difficult process to gain their trust when they have never before had anyone in their lives they could trust.
Changing their lives is not easy. Many of the women have children and need an income to begin a new life. Our partners developed a jewelry project several years ago and asked Eternal Threads to help them with a market.
I was able to visit this amazing project last year to meet the team and the young women in the program as well as the day care center they had recently opened for the women’s children.
Watch this video of a young women making Break the Chains bracelets. One of the rescued women created the design for this bracelet as a symbol of her freedom.
Click here to see the beautiful jewelry that the women make. Please remember them in your prayers.
“Young girls do not dream about entering prostitution. It usually happens out of desperation, abuse or force.”