T E N Charities

Rating: 4.94 stars   96 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Civil Rights, Job Training, Women

Address:

PO Box 3403 St Augustine FL 32085 USA

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

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800-831-6089
www.madebysurvivors.com

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Made By Survivors is a great organization that is doing a phenomenal job raising awareness of human trafficking, and actually helping women rescued from that life by providing them with real opportunities to earn a living and support their families.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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TEN Charities has made a huge impact on the lives of many women across the globe. Staff and volunteers at Made By Survivors work tirelessly to empower women in India and Nepal. The girls not only make a sustainable wage but also create beautiful pieces of jewelry. I hear the stories of women who were once trapped in sex slavery now have a new life and a career. Thank you TEN Charities for standing in the gap and empowering so many women. World Changers.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I have supported Made by Survivors through my purchases because they are giving girls and women the opportunity to provide for themselves and reduce the risk of exploitation.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I learned about Made By Survivors through a friend with a passion for building awareness about human trafficking. I was instantly impressed with the non-profit that has a terrific business model that helps make a true difference in the lives of those who have been trafficked. The products they have sold over the years have been high quality, and yet reflect those who made them. I have jewelry and a bag that I purchased several years back and they are still in excellent condition. I love that each time I look at one of the items, it makes me think of those who made the items and those who are working to make a difference for them.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter in law is very involved with Made by Survivors. She introduced me to the plight of these young girls and the wonderful workmanship they do. I am a proud recipient just recently of a beautiful necklace and Sarah Sympns book... This is no ordinary joy.... What a wonderful book. A real eye opener. Last Christmas I purchased three necklaces for gifts and I'm ready to order earrings and necklaces for my family and friends. My gift to my daughter in law Debra Rouse will be a check made out to "Made by Survivors". I am so very proud of her and every one who works so very hard for these girls. I'm also so very proud and in awe of how strong these young women are.

Gail Rouse Stewart

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

Find time to become involved.....

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I held a couple of Human Trafficking Awareness Events with information supplied by The Emancipation Network, which included a video and talking points. These events allowed me to reach many people in my community and let them know about human trafficking, what's being done to fight it, and what we can do to help stop it. I also held a few fundraisers with the beautiful handcrafted items made by survivors of human trafficking--women and girls who were given a new start in life and control of their futures through TEN. This is a wonderful organization that deserves recognition and support!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I love this group of people! Every day they are working to bring freedom to so many people who have never known it. They deal with people's pain and the unbelievable cruelty people inflict on one another. The survivors get to be in a safe place where they can learn and grow. I am so inspired by these survivors and those who work with them to give them a chance to earn a living wage and support themselves and their families, and work through the pain they have known to find hope.

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

Encourage them to set up centers for survivors in the United States as well.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

A very dedicated lot of people in this organization - hats off!

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

Bring in more local marketing...

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have peripherally been connected to Made By Survivors since 2009. This amazing organization has been consistent in its support and sponsorship of women and children who are survivors--survivors of greater tragedies than I have ever known yet are pillars of bravery and strength with smiles that still light up rooms. MBS creates economic opportunities for a mother to have a better way of life for herself and her family, thus breaking the cycle of oppression and poverty. I recently visited the jewelry center in Kolkata and was amazed by the quality of the products. Skilled teachers have trained women in the art of jewelry-making, but these women then make it their own by creating new and intricately designed pieces. Whether it is volunteering, donating, or buying products, support this organization! They are truly making a difference in this world.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is amazing. I had the pleasure of going to India and meeting with the women and children and the staff. The women are so proud of what they have accomplished and they were a pleasure to work with. They taught us how they make the jewelry and showed us some of their sketches of the their designs that they did themselves. They are so smart and very talented I would not have missed it for the world. The children at the centers are so loving and playful. The centers are well kept and the girls showed us around their rooms. We had lunch with the staff and you could see and feel the pride they have in the women and children. Made by Survivors has made such a difference in the lives of so many just showing love and encouragement to women and children who have been through so much. And the founder Sarah Symons should be commended for her determination and sacrifices she has made to make this dream of hers come true, she is truly an
amazing women that founded an amazing Non profit THE BEST!


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

i CAN'T THINK OF A THING i WOULD CHANGE.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My girlfriend and I had the extreme pleasure to visit the Jewelry Center and Destiny this year. The women amazed me with there work ethics and there pride. They work so well as a team and support each other. They are so talented with their work and they do it so well. While there the ladies trained us on the some of the work they do and it was amazing to actually see the jewelry in the end. They told us they have their own savings and talked about starting their own businesses some day. The atmosphere at the center was filled with a lot of love and pride. They made us feel so welcome. The day my girlfriend and I left to come back to the states we didn't want to leave, we wanted to spend more time there. I have so many of the products they make and I've shown them to other people and they want the web site and are amazed at what they see these ladies make. The staff of this non profit are very dedicated to helping these women and children make a better life for themselves. I was actually in awe of the work they do.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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