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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Job Training, Women, Womens Rights

Mission: The Empanicpation Network creates empowering opportunities for women and children worldwide to build an independent, safe and rewarding future. Our programs educate and train survivors of poverty, abuse, human trafficking, and slavery vocational skills, business and leadership skills, and formal and non formal education.  Upon graduating from our school partners or vocational training programs, survivors earn a good income enabling them to permanently escape poverty and exploitation. 

Results: Survivors Living in Shelters Built or Improved by MBS 500 Employed Survivors 350 School Sponsored Children 250 Artisans Jewelers Trained 70

Target demographics: survivors of human trafficking and at risk women and children

Direct beneficiaries per year: 250 students, 100 women trained vocationally or employed

Geographic areas served: India, Nepal, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Thailand

Programs: Education, Employment, Healing Arts, Aftercare support to shelters

Community Stories

44 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My recent service trip to India in support of Animal People Alliance exceeded my expectations in every way. I learned so much about the challenges related to animal welfare as well as the human rights crimes that many young and impoverished people are vulnerable to and actually met some of the survivors that have been helped by APA and the parent organization, Made by Survivors. It was an inspiring and motivating experience to see such great work being done and at the same time learn about the people, language, food and culture of India. The trip was well planned and executed and we really enjoyed the other people on the trip as well as our APA guides and staff - truly made for an even more special and once in a lifetime experience. We hope to continue to support the organization as they grow and expand their scope. My company has a 40 hour volunteer program so I was able to donate some of my work time to the trip and they also made a monetary contribution as well which also made the experience that much more rewarding for me. Overall, it was a great opportunity and we returned to the US feeling enlightened, inspired and in awe of some of the great work that we saw being done as a result of both Animal People Alliance and Made by Survivors!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Truly amazing trip with the Ten Charities, Made by Survivors and Animal People Alliance charities. So much so I have returned to the UK to continue to fundraiser for these charities

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that is doing great work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Made By Survivors is an amazing organization. They are knowledgable and competent—skilled in the delicate and complicated work of helping survivors of human trafficking and raising public awareness about the issue.

I was honored to volunteer with them. I felt welcomed and prepared to do the work that had been assigned to me.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Made by survivors has come a long way in its support towards education for the underprivileged girl child. They have successfully played the role in changing their lives from the slums into a meaningful existence. Kudos to this team.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very glad to work with Made By Survivors. I really appreciate the way they manage their work at every point, the cool atmosphere of their centres. All members of Made By Survivors they are amazing you can't stop yourself to be part of it. I am very excited for Made By Survivors future growth the way they expended their work from people to animal. My best wishes for them. Thank You Made By Survivors for giving me change to see your work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My church became involved with MBS about 10 years ago after Sarah gave a presentation there. She and John are two of the most dedicated people I know. I am impressed with the results of their work in other countries and it is exciting to here about the individuals that are being helped. There are many nonprofits to give your money to or to work for, but this is the top one for me.




Heather233

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am in love with this organization and the impact they are having to help eliminate human trafficking. The founders and staff are so passionate and authentic, and their vision/mission is key to changing one life at a time. The girls who have been trafficked are able to work in these jewelry centers in India/Nepal, and create the most beautiful jewelry. Each piece is so unique and such an expression of their life journeys. I get compliments on the jewelry every time I wear them. Start now and buy beautiful jewelry for family and friends that goes to this incredible cause and spread awareness - human trafficking has to stop and it starts with individuals like us. Trust MBS - the proceeds truly help.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our church has been in partnership with Made By Survivors for many years. We began having sales of products they provided from the various ministries overseas. We liked what they were doing so much that we wanted to do more. We have a ministry team that regularly meets to package, price and box jewelry and other items that are provided to various retailers. We think about and pray for the hands that made the items. MBS is a great organization with committed leadership working hard to fight against human trafficking.

1 Debra44

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the great honor to accompany a small group of volunteers with Made By Survivors to India and witness first hand the powerful difference that Made By Survivors/T.E.N. Charities is making in the lives of women and children - those who have been rescued from trafficking and those at risk of being trafficked. I have visited shelter homes where monies donated by T.E.N. Charities have added entire wings and buildings, I have watched in awe as the young women in their jewelry program have grown into confident artisans and entrepreneurs, and I have experienced the appreciation, joy and the love that not just the girls in the program, but the program directors and other charity partners have shared with the volunteers and with Sarah Symons. Another reason I believe T.E.N. Charities stands out as a great nonprofit is Sarah's due diligence with who T.E.N. Charities partners with and supports. Apple of Gods Eye in Nepal, Women's Interlink Foundation, Rescue Foundation and Destiny House in India are all samples of charity partners that are doing amazing work, changing lives for the better. And finally, I am impressed by the quality of goods that are offered through T.E.N. Charities and love that I can purchase a gift that makes a direct difference in the life another.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to serve with Made By Survivors on a volunteer trip to India. I wanted to see first hand how support gets to the children and young women. I can't say enough about all the good that Made By Survivors is doing for victims of slavery and trafficking. Through education, restoration, and empowerment, they are changing so many lives. It is evident that every possible penny is going straight to the survivors and to the shelter homes where they live and are supported. Sarah and John have truly created a sustainable and meaningful solution to help survivors thrive through the rest of their lives.