StopStart is an international relief organization that provides shelter, education, and jobs for trafficked and abused women in Cambodia. The organization employs about 40 women. These women have suffered extreme emotional or physical abuse. Because of that reason, their names have been changed.
Most of the women share common experiences, such as that of Srey. She was orphaned as a young child when her father sold her at a border camp to an old woman who physically abused her. She was then sold into prostitution. Years later, she was given relief from her desperate conditions by the relief organization at its shelter.
She was schooled in literacy, received health care, and later trained as a seamstress. She is now living a productive, healthy and free life. Your purchase of the bags she and other women in the program make helps continue these efforts for many more women like her.
A few of StopStart's products:
Photo courtesy of StopStart Enterprises.