LeeLee’s Story of Hope in East Asia! – (Read Time: 3 min.)
“About six months ago, Mae came to me and told me that her relatives were going to sell her 19-year-old niece, LeeLee, and asked if we could help.”
– Jenny, Artisan Community Founder & CEO in East Asia
Her Father Wanted to Sell Her
I met LeeLee through her Aunt Mae, who had come to our Artisan community in East Asia with her daughter after they had both been working in a brothel for several years. Mae had never been to school before coming here, but now she has learned to read and write and makes bracelets and necklaces faster than anyone else.
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Rescued by Her Aunt
She is 20 years old now and her grandmother recently passed away. When this happened, Mae was the only relative willing to help LeeLee, because her own father wanted to sell her. Mae asked me if we could offer her a job and I agreed.
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“This is how it happens: together we help one, and then she helps one, and someday LeeLee will be able to help one.” – Jenny, Founder & CEO East Asia Artisan Community
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