COVID has left families vulnerable to exploitation. But we can change that.
We need your help to provide sustainable employment during this crisis to keep families fed and directly prevent kids from being sold into slavery.
We need 100 people who will sign up and give $100/month to create job opportunities for the vulnerable.
In mid-April, our staff was reaching out to the community and connected with a family who was about to sell their 4-month-old child in order to feed the rest of their children. Because of COVID-19’s effects on the tourism economy in Cambodia, their main source of income disappeared and they hadn’t eaten in days.
They were ready to sell their child for $1,000, but we couldn’t let that happen. We stopped the child from being sold by simply providing them with food. We will continue to make sure their child is not sold through these efforts for as long as necessary, but we need your help to reach more families like this with a sustainable solution.
To help protect families from being coerced into selling themselves or their children, we are tripling the size of one of AIM’s Employment Centers. With your help, they will have safe and sustainable jobs with training, benefits, and the means to provide for their families.
We can’t do this alone. We know not everyone can give at this level and that’s ok, it takes whatever you can do to make a difference for these families. Every monthly gift makes an impact and welcomes you to The Village, our community of monthly donors and passion abolitionists!