Saturday is World Day Against Trafficking In Persons. Buying and selling of humans, known as human trafficking, is one of the world’s worst crimes. It happens all over the globe, and sometimes the issue can seem so big it’s overwhelming. What can you do in the face of such a huge problem?
One of the best ways to stop human trafficking is to keep it from happening in the first place. Traffickers usually prey on the weakest in society, those who are vulnerable and desperate. Impoverished children and women are the most at risk for human trafficking. Kinship United provides safe spaces for women and children at risk. We find them and take them out of the dangerous situations they find themselves in, before those who would exploit them do.
By partnering with a Kinship, you can provide homes for children who are vulnerable to traffickers. You can open the doors to children without families, and restore their childhoods through the love and care they receive within a Kinship. When children are no longer on the streets, or no longer in abusive home environments, they are no longer in danger. And often, the caregivers at the Kinship are women who once found themselves vulnerable to traffickers. Kinships have transformed the lives of these women as well.
In the face of an overwhelmingly large issue, you can make a difference. You can transform the life of one child, or one woman. By donating to support a Kinship, you maintain a sanctuary for a child who might otherwise be on the streets, or for a woman who finds herself without any means to support herself and her family.