Expanding our fight against trafficking
Trafficking is a known issue in Belize, however, very few resources are dedicated to ending it. AIM has the unique experience to holistically fight trafficking and support survivors through various avenues.
Only 3 traffickers have been convicted in Belize since 2016.1
Government spending on survivor care decreased from $54,500 in 2019 to $17,500 in 2020.2
AIM is in Belize to fight sex trafficking through a holistic, faith-based approach. We are looking forward to building our own network of programs, similar to what we have in Cambodia, as well as supporting existing organizations that align with our mission.
As of early 2023, our team is in the beginning stages of establishing an aftercare program to provide care to underage survivors of trafficking.
From June 2020 to April 2023, we have had the pleasure of partnering with a local organization – Child Development Foundation (CDF) – to train and equip 19 professionals to fight trafficking in Belize. Through this training, the staff has learned how to love and care for survivors who’ve experienced various levels of trauma.
In 2022, we helped open a restoration home in partnership with CDF and welcomed its first residents!
Thank you to all who have supported, prayed, and encouraged our team on this journey!
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2. 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report