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She Closed Her Brothel to Do This!

by | Artisans, Fashion as a Force for Good

East Asia Trafficking Survivors Discovering Hope As Jewelry Artisans

She Closed Her Brothel to Do This! – (Read Time: 2 min.)

“Over the past month, 8 new women have joined our Artisan community to experience freedom! Of the 5 women who just started at our headquarters, 2 were brothel bosses, which means they will no longer recruit more women into exploitation!”

– Jenny, Artisan Community Founder in East Asia

Fashion as a Way Out of the Brothels

“Last week we received our favorite kind of call, a woman we’ve been visiting in a brothel for several years asked if she could come to see our offices. Yay! When she arrived, I realized she had her previous boss with her. Her boss, YuYu, has also worked in the brothels for many years. We chatted with both women and shockingly the brothel boss was so excited about all of the opportunities at our Artisan community, that she decided to shut down her brothel and join herself!”

“She left our office and went directly to the landlord of her brothel and said she needed to break her lease because after all these years she ‘finally got a real job.’”

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Contagious Excitement

“On her first day, YuYu, the former brothel boss arrived almost an hour early in the morning because she didn’t want to be late for work. As she began our onboarding process and learned about our company’s mission, vision and values YuYu cried.”
East Asia Jewelry Artisans

“On her second day, YuYu asked if she could introduce us to the other women who used to work in her brothel so they could come to this Artisan community too. We hope her enthusiasm about the opportunities at this Artisan community will influence the women she previously employed.”

– Jenny, Artisan Community Founder in East Asia

Jenny, Artisan Community Founder in East Asia

Guest Blog by Jenny, Artisan Community Founder in East Asia

In East Asia, poverty encourages sexual exploitation of women in brothels. These women want to provide for their families but have few options. Your purchase helps provide sex trafficking survivors with safe housing, holistic care, job skills training, dignified income, trauma counseling, and hope.

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