Face the Mountain
It’s tempting to start thinking that human trafficking and abuse are unmovable mountains that can never be conquered.
It’s tempting to think ordinary people like you and me can’t make an impact on these growing national and global epidemics.
But it is possible. And it is happening.
…what if we consistently and persistently chip away at the mountains of human trafficking and abuse… together?
What happens when hundreds… or thousands… or more… ordinary people like you and me… each removes a stone from the mountain?
“Trafficking in persons is modern-day slavery, involving victims who are forced, defrauded, or coerced into labor or sexual exploitation.”*
Events that raise awareness are vital to conquering the mountain of human trafficking and abuse.
But as events come and go, then what?
Create Sustainable Solutions
In the third fastest growing sex trafficking industry in the world, women and girls in the Dominican Republic have little or no legal representation to protect them and prosecute their abusers without the help of a small handful of private advocacy groups. Extreme poverty and isolation contribute to the disheartening number of young girls who are betrayed and trafficked by their own family members.
Although recent cooperative international crack downs on human trafficking have included arrests of human traffickers in the Dominican Republic, to many local human trafficking advocates, it often feels like a drop of water in an ocean of need.
So, what can you and I do to help?
We must do what we can… with what we have… where we are… with every opportunity.
Move the Mountain
How can you help?
Yocasta’s Story of Hope in the DR
Each of us has an opportunity to do what we can… where we are… with what we have. Together we become a powerful force for good.
Sometimes mountain movers are just ordinary people with willing hands, perseverance, and love for the people who are trapped under the mountain.