T.E.N. Charities

Rating: 4.95 stars   78 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Human Services, International, Women, Economic Development, Microfinance

Location: PO Box 3403 St Augustine FL 32085 USA

Mission: Made By Survivors, a program of T.E.N. Charities, creates empowering opportunities for women worldwide to build an independent, safe and rewarding future. Made By Survivors educates and trains survivors of poverty, abuse, human trafficking, and slavery in jewelry making, business and leadership skills.  Upon graduating from Made By Survivors' training programs, artisans earn a good income in a previously exclusive industry, enabling them to permanently escape poverty and exploitation.  All profits from product sales fund programs for survivors and their children, including: rescue, aftercare, healing arts and school sponsorship.
Results: Survivors Living in Shelters Built or Improved by MBS 500 Employed Survivors 350 School Sponsored Children 250 Artisans Jewelers Trained 70
Geographic areas served: India, Nepal, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Fiji
Programs: Education, Employment, Healing Arts
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 37-1497985
800-831-6089
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I remember being so excited when I found out that part of the money I was raising for a yoga inspired organization, Off the Mat, Into the World, was going to a non-profit in India, who's founder lived 30 minutes away from me. Sarah and I immediately became friends and are still close friends today. She is a genuine person with a huge heart and has been a friend, mentor and supporter ever since I met her. This organization that her and John created is amazing. They have touched and transformed so many lives. I have seen the eyes of the young girls that this organization empowers and I can tell you, firsthand, that there work is necessary, accepted and sustainable. I truly believe that Sarah and John are angels. Not only have they affected many young girls lives around the globe, they are my daily reminder to keep believing and keep dreaming. Forever grateful.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have followed the progress of Made by Survivors for several years. I have purchased several pieces of jewelry that I cherish for their beautiful artistry but more so for what they represent. The workmanship and passion that created these pieces is emblematic of a belief in forging a new future for the artisans who make them. Women breaking away from a horrible life and finding empowerment , safety, and a possibility of hope in a new life.I remember a few years ago hearing of one of the shelters or studios being bombed. I am so moved by the comittment of the teachers who work with these women and will continue to give my support to this wonderful organization.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This charity impowers the those who have suffered. It gives them back a sense of contributing a part of them back into the world by making such beautiful items. I cherish each piece I have knowing I to have helped someone.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've purchased such lovely jewelry from Made by Survivors. It makes me feel so, unbelievably, good to support these young women. I was an abused woman myself, but I have had all the advantages of a 1st world country. I can't imagine being taken from my family and forced into servitude in my grade school years ... but these women were and now I can help them take care of themselves by purchasing their beautiful jewelry and sharing "Made by Survivors" on Facebook.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

(More money to help more girls!!!!!)

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love Made By Survivors and T.E.N. Charities. It is such a great cause, and the girls produce such amazing work. Keep it up.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

See it grow bigger.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I ordered 2 necklaces and was contacted promptly after my order was placed to let me know they were on back order and to find out if I wanted to cancel, substitute, or keep my order. I chose to keep it and was very impressed to find the order arrived only 3 weeks after the order was placed. Awesome product. Amazing caus. And I tell people every day about what an awesome organization Made By Survivors is.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing! Keep doing what you do! Woman to woman, we are stronger than we know!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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