Rescuing and restoring survivors of trafficking through safe homes, education and work opportunities.
When a young woman is rescued out of trafficking, she needs a place to go.
Our safe homes provide food, safety and community for women in need. Our caregiving is long-term, not curriculum-based to ensure that each girl is cared for through counselling and discipleship programs. We help girls find self-worth, gain an education and receive job training.
Every woman who enters our homes can stay until she feels ready to be independent or be reconciled with her family. There’s no time limit on healing.
The work of Woven
Education and job training can reverse the generational cycle of poverty.
The girls in our safe homes are able to attend school, and if they wish, pursue vocational and job training. Our project supports four businesses: a jewellery store, hair salon, cafe and organic farm. These safe work spaces provide opportunities for women to learn a trade, and earn an income.
Education and job training builds self-confidence in women, and if they wish, gives them income to send back to their families. Our national staff supports women who want to reconnect with their family. We accompany girls on their visits home, where they bring gifts and can share their new faith with family members.
Our safe work projects
Our businesses provide a safe work environment for individuals to be trained and empowered to make a living. We seek to instill personal value, confidence and true identity in Christ through our work. All proceeds from our projects support our organization.
During the initial years of the project, the girls began to design and create jewellery as a therapy method. They fell in love with the craft. Our storefront jewellery business in SE Asia provides girls with the opportunity to earn an income. Additionally, volunteers in Canada host jewellery parties to raise income for the project.
In partnership with Shear Love International, we launched a beauty school and salon in 2018. Four women graduated from our beauty training program in June 2019. We believe small business creation is one way to alleviate poverty (a major factor in exploitation) and provide safe work.
We run a full-time café in the region with 20 staff, and work with rural coffee farmers to bring fair-trade beans to the market. Our café provides safe employment for the community, while educating and empowering local staff. In 2018, we began roasting coffee and in 2019, we launched our first Food Production training program.
Since 2010, our organic farm has been partnering with farmers towards sustainable agriculture and safe work. In a society where the majority of people rely on agriculture, our farm has become a powerful tool for outreach and education. Currently we work with 11 families in a rural village to source our rice and a variety of other products.