To support a new survivor shelter in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, that would house 125 young survivors of trafficking who will learn new skills.
Until recently, there was no safe place in Northern India for sex trafficking survivors to go once they escaped their traffickers. Made By Survivors (MBS), an organization that fights slavery with employment and education, is working to change that. MBS creates shelters that also serve as employment centers, designed to be self-sustaining and survivor-owned within three years. With help from professional jewelers, MGS is training their artisans to express their own creativity and life experiences through jewelry.
Thanks to donations from our supporters and one generous matching sponsor, Kimbra Studios, MBS is now able to move forward, furnishing and equipping the jewelry studio at their new shelter. Now these women can begin training, expressing themselves, earning money, and transforming their identities from victims to survivors to entrepreneurs.