Your donations to ARK2Freedom helps to support individuals and small businesses, creating a livelihood for trafficking survivors. We welcome your contributions and invite you to take a look at our gift list.
One small business that we have decided to partner with is Eternal Threads. Linda Egle, the founder, had been working with women in extreme poverty for years, but learning about the enormity of the problem of sex trafficking, she wanted to get involved. She began to work with an organization whose goals were to prevent girls from being trafficked into brothels in India and provide a safe place for victims to heal.
In 2010 Brittany Partridge, an Abilene Christian University student who had been volunteering at Eternal Threads, approached Linda with an idea called the Red Thread Movement. Her passion was to create a movement that would raise awareness about trafficking. We, at ARK2Freedom, love the idea of the Red Thread Movement because it blends so well with the ISEERED campaign.
The idea of the Red Thread Movement is simple…the girls living in the safe house and vocational training centers in Nepal would make the red bracelets, and this would accomplish two main goals:
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The Starfish Project is another small business we are partner with. They rescues exploited women and girls in Asia by helping them establish independence and develop careers. Through the Holistic Care Programs, Starfish Project provides vocational training, healthcare, shelter, counseling, and education grants for women and their children. Starfish Project has employed over 130 women and has served thousands through Community Outreach Services. Women create beautiful jewelry and become managers, accountants, graphic designers, and photographers. Starfish Project restores hope to exploited women in Asia.