Why do you care about the women in India?
This question has been popping up in conversation more and more so I thought I would take the time today to explain a little bit about my choice in working with women in India.
It is simple! Working with women in India was the first opportunity that was presented.
My cousin introduced me to the issue of human trafficking by sharing her stories of living and working in Bangladesh. She had just returned from a trip to both Bangladesh and India and told me a story of meeting some women at a company called Freeset. After hearing that Freeset employs survivors of human trafficking and teaches them to sew. I decided to order some bags and sell them online to help raise awareness.
After a year or so I was introduced by a business partner to a wonderful man named PLN Murthy. Murthy works with Bibles to Nations (BTN) in India and had just started a program called Empowering Widows’ Children. This program reaches out to widows’ children that live on the streets to offer them a year long program to learn tailoring and cosmetology work. After the year long program, they graduate with the skills, tools and certification to start their own business.
As the doors open I have been stepping out in faith to work with these organizations to help with prevention and recovery of human trafficking. It just so happens to be in India.