Posted on March 16, 2018
This past Tuesday marked our halfway point to this campaign! With now just a little under two weeks left to meet our total goal. On Tuesday, you also helped us hit another exciting benchmark by reaching a fundraising total of $27,500, which is an encouraging 50% of our total goal! Thank you, thank you, Thank you! (Watch our full video update here: https://youtu.be/tuaB-KkoDfY)
These landmarks feel all the more important as I write this update from the city at the center of our work: Pattaya, Thailand. From where I sit I watch the stark contrast between one young Asian women blissfully taking a photo of her coffee for social media and another Thai women sitting a bit farther away. There is no bliss in this second lady's eyes. She is sitting with her customer from the night before. He is a foreigner chatting with another male friend of his and she is left amongst their company in silent loneliness. Her purpose to this man seems to have been served last night and now she is ignored until he decides to return her to the bar.
What brought these two women to such different states of life today? There are a number of reasons. Poverty, abuse, lack of education, etc. What we DO know however is that the second women doesn't have to be stuck in her disparing, lonely life. With assistance from a team like ours, with your support, with a larger Employment Education Center, we will be able to offer 3x more practical services so that women abused by trafficked can finally find #MoreFreedom!
Thank you for joining us!