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The Support Freedom campaign actively empowers WorldCrafts buyers and aids artisans by highlighting those groups working to free women involved in human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Join us in the fight for freedom.

WorldCrafts Support Freedom Video ~ The WorldCrafts Support Freedom campaign actively empowers our customers, buyers and artisans by supporting those groups working to free women involved in or at risk of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.#fairtrade #supportfreedom

@WorldCrafts Support Freedom Stories {White Rainbow Project ~ India} The White Rainbow Project is transforming lives by sharing the love of Jesus with the widows of India who are shunned, exploited, and denied any sense of dignity. Earning their own money gives them freedom to choose their own destiny, many for the first time in their life. #WCartisans #supportfreedom

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@WorldCrafts Support Freedom Stories {The Well ~ Thailand} The talent & tranquillity of the Well artisans belies their astoundingly difficult backgrounds;one was sold into prostitution by her family as a small child; several were teenage bar workers; and another was a single mom with no resources. They have discovered their own innate talent through careful training in Thai arts, and the Well has given them a sense of hope & a positive vision for their futures. #fairtrade #supportfreedom

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@WorldCrafts Support Freedom {Starfish Project ~ Asia} With a mission to restore hope to exploited women in Asia, Starfish Project established a socially responsible jewelry company in 2006 as a means to offering meaningful alternative employment, vocational training and educational grants, and a wide array of social programs to women trapped in exploitative situations. #fairtrade #supportfreedom

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@WorldCrafts Support Freedom {Samaritan Creations ~ Thailand} Exists to rescue, restore, & empower women by grace & love of God. By offering women an alternative income to prostitution, they both rescue them from the trap of selling their bodies & empower them to alter the course of their lives. Via entrepreneurial training & funding, they empower women to return to their homes to plant churches, alter local economy, & forewarn people of the trap of prostitution. #fairtrade #supportfreedom

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@WorldCrafts Support Freedom Stories {Refugee Beads ~ USA} Fleeing persecution in their native countries, such as Sudan, Bhutan, Burma, and Egypt, refugees often encounter new and threatening challenges upon arrival in the US. Refugee Beads provides a way for the women to provide a sustainable income for their families. #supportfreedom #fairtrade

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@WorldCrafts Support Freedom Stories {Rahab's Rope ~ India} When Mary to left the orphanage she was deceived by an offer of marriage and found herself instead in a brothel. She escaped & tried to commit suicide multiple times. A member of Rahab’s Rope artisan group found her dying in the street & brought her to the center. Many young women like Mary have found a lifeline at Rahab’s Rope, where they discover new opportunities as they make handcrafted jewelry. #fairtrade #supportfreedom

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@WorldCrafts Support Freedom Stories {Proverbs 31 ~ Uganda} Widowed, destitute, HIV+ could be used to describe the women of the Proverbs 31 artisan group in Uganda. But as they make colorful, attractive beaded jewelry out of recycled paper—you’d never guess—their hearts join together in song and their faces light up with smiles of joy! Sales of their beautiful, handmade items provide badly needed income to meet their families’ most basic needs. #WCArtisans #fairtrade #supportfreedom

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@WorldCrafts Support Freedom Stories {New Life Center ~ Thailand} The New Life Center works with girls and young women from the hill tribe minority groups of northern Thailand who are at risk for or victims of exploitation, abuse, and human trafficking. The program provides educational and residential services, vocational and life skills training, and therapeutic activities. #WCartisans #fairtrade #supportfreedom

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@WorldCrafts Support Freedom Stories {Mother Care Handcrafts ~ Kenya} Group helps more than 400 disadvantaged artisans earn a fair wage by using their skills in the centuries-old traditions of carving, jewelry making, and basket making. Among artisans are women who have been rescued from prostitution thanks to the jobs Mother Care can offer. Sales provide artisans a way to feed their families while giving them a chance to hear the offer of eternal life. #WCArtisans #fairtrade #supportfreedom

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@WorldCrafts Support Freedom Stories {Love Calcutta Arts ~ India} The scarring influence of the sex trade does not affect just one generation in India. Despairing mothers often leave a legacy of poverty and prostitution to their daughters, who in turn carry on because they know no other lifestyle. #WCartisans #fairtrade #supportfreedom

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@WorldCrafts Support Freedom Stories {Light of Hope ~ Bangladesh} Girls in Bangladesh who come from low-income families face many obstacles and dangers in their life—including potentially being trafficked and exploited. But the Light of Hope Learning Center helps prevent impoverished girls from having this dark future. The center is a day shelter that gives girls education, life skills, health care, and moral training. #WCartisans #supportfreedom

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@WorldCrafts Support Freedom Stories {Kingdom Creations ~ Cambodia} Dire poverty has struck many families in Cambodia, leaving them hopeless. Many women even sell their young daughters for a certain amount of time until they can find a way to make more money. However, Kingdom Creations gives the women a chance to keep their daughters and earn cash by making linen tote bags, bookmarks, satin Christmas stockings, and satin jewelry bags. #WCArtisans #fairtrade #supportfreedom

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@WorldCrafts Support Freedom Stories {Kanzi ~ East Africa} Kanzi offers handmade, fair-trade jewelry and crafts from artisans across East Africa. Not only does Kanzi help develop a market for these artisans, it also donates a portion of sales to support orphans and children at risk of exploitation in Uganda, enabling them to get much needed food, clothing, shelter, education, and spiritual care. #WCArtisans #fairtrade #supportfreedom

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@WorldCrafts Support Freedom Stories {Higher Ground ~ Nepal} When June and Leta lost their jobs due to civil unrest in Nepal, they came to Higher Ground bakery. There they were welcomed and trained in the culinary arts but had a secret gift for making jewelry. With little education but an abundance of talent, June and Leta were able to create a new jewelry making branch of Higher Ground that allows women like them to provide for themselves. #WCArtisans #fairtrade #supportfreedom

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@WorldCrafts Support Freedom Stories {Freeset ~ India} Human trafficking and poverty feed India's sex trade, where women and children forced into prostitution become society's castoffs. They face a life in which they are robbed of the most basic choices. WorldCraftsSM partners with Freeset (India) as they offer women hope for a new life. #fairtrade #supportfreedom

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@WorldCrafts Support Freedom Stories {Eden Ministry ~ Asia} Eden Ministry and WorldCrafts have partnered together to provide more means for these women escaping the horrors of sex trafficking and exploitation. Each purchase through WorldCrafts of Eden’s handcrafted goods provides hope, opportunity, and a new life with people who care deeply for these gifted women. #fairtrade #supportfreedom

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@WorldCrafts Support Freedom Stories {ChildVoice International ~ Uganda} WorldCrafts and ChildVoice International provide a place of refuge and hope for exploited women and children in war torn countries. #fairtrade #supportfreedom

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@WorldCrafts {Thai Wallet ~ Thai Country Trim ~ Thailand} Featuring an intricate purple-and-gold design, this lightweight, cotton wallet is perfect for carrying your license, phone, and other small items. It even has a wristlet for easy carrying! Thai Country Trim assists women in escaping from lives of brokenness to lives of healing and restoration. This wallet is great for everyday use and helps women in Thailand earn a living! #fairtrade #supportfreedom

@WorldCrafts {Kanzi Star Ornament ~ Kanzi ~ East Africa} Made of multicolored, hand-rolled paper beads on a copper frame, this item will not only pop but remind you to pray for the artisans of East Africa. Kanzi supports impoverished artisans and a portion of their sales goes toward helping children at risk and orphans in Uganda. This enables the children to receive much-needed food, clothing, shelter, education, and spiritual care. #fairtrade #supportfreedom

@WorldCrafts {In the Clouds Bracelet ~ Eden Ministries ~ Asia} Elegant and dreamy, this 5-strand freshwater pearl bracelet is sure to make any woman feel sophisticated! Made by young women rescued from Asia’s red-light district, this bracelet is not only beautiful, but is a means of hope. Eden Ministry provides women with opportunities for holistic restoration —transforming the body, mind, and spirit. #fairtrade #supportfreedom

@WorldCrafts {African Angel Ornament Set ~ Kanzi ~ East Africa} Rejoicing together in harmony, these melodic angels are uniquely made of banana and sisal fibers in East Africa! They are lightweight and hang beautifully. Kanzi provides opportunities for artisans across East Africa, as well as donates a portion of sales to support orphans and children at risk in Uganda. This enables them to get much needed food, clothing, shelter, education, and spiritual care. #fairtrade #supportfreedom

@WorldCrafts {Giraffe Bookends ~ Mother Care Handcrafts ~ Kenya} Carved out of rich, ebony wood, these giraffe bookends would make a great accent to your shelf! Benefiting more than 400 families in Kenya, Mother Care Handcrafts helps provide work opportunities for disadvantaged families in centuries-old traditions, such as carving and basket weaving. Artisans are then able to feed and clothe their families. #fairtrade #supportfreedom

@WorldCrafts {Samaritan Pearl Earrings ~ Samaritan Creations ~ Thailand} Shimmering and glamorous, these earrings are made by women finding hope and empowerment through Samaritan Creations. Made from freshwater cultured bronze pearls, this lightweight pair of earrings adds a touch of elegance! Samaritan Creations seeks to provide women an escape from a life of darkness, and holistically support them, not only to make an income, but also to show them hope and love. #fairtrade #supportfreedom