A few weeks ago, I was able to visit some of our field projects in Asia. The trip culminated in a wedding that took place in the Love146 Round Home. The bride was a survivor of sex trafficking who moved forward from the home (was reintegrated) last year.
We’ve all seen the images, a malnourished child (usually African) with a bloated belly, a tortured look and a fly which has landed near an eye or mouth. The child seems to be begging us for help and with that image comes an easy answer. For a certain amount of money you can save this child by helping them have daily food, water and an education.
Upon hearing about the efforts of so many people participating in Tread on Trafficking, eleven of the girls in the Love146 Round Home have decided to jump in and become Treaders themselves!
Every Wednesday over lunch, Love146 staff in our U.S. office meet to discuss what’s happening in the organization and the Abolition movement. Yesterday, something unusual happened: Love146’s co-founders, Rob, Lamont, and Desirea, began sharing about “the early days.”
We have been expressing for many years that human trafficking is mostly a tragic reality in vulnerable communities-both for labor trafficking and sex trafficking. The number of people being victimized here in the United States for forced labor and commercial sex are about the same.