These flowers are each handmade by one of the many young women trying to move their lives forward after being victims of sex trafficking. 100% of the profit for this item goes back to the local day center we work with. It will pay the salaries of these girls, and expand the facility to include full time housing so that they no longer have to go back to the brothels in the evenings. This program not only provides them with income, but also a new skill and a feeling of empowerment. It's a first step out of what is an unimaginable life for most of us.
07 March 2008
New Silk Flower Colors
There are few things that excite me more than receiving our monthly shipments of silk goods from Cambodia. The young women we've been working with at the sewing center in Phnom Penh have outdone themselves with these amazing colored roses. Currently they're all scattered across my couch, but I figured I'd take a few photos before packaging them up.