October 27, 2012
I met the founder, Sarah Symmonds, when the organization was in its infancy, over a decade ago. It was lots of fun to have parties and sell the items made by survivors of modern slavery, helping them in their struggle to survive after rescue from brothels or other miserable situations into which they had been forced as children. The items are really great so it's a win, win situation for the women who make the products and the people who buy them. To expedite that is really fun. Now Madebysurvivors sells only over the internet and I have organized students at the school in which I work, to buy a load of stuff (either the parents association or I cover the cost initially) and resell the items to students, teachers and parent before the winter gift giving holidays (xmas, hanukah, etc) We are educating the students about the harsh realities for girls who are the same age as they are, but whose lives are so much more difficult. They are happy to help and spread the word. I feel confident about the organization because I have met the principles in it and have watched it grow, so I know all the efforts go right to real people in need.
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