Fair Trade Pearl & Crystal Wrap-around Bangle
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This Freshwater pearl and crystal wrap-around bangle is handmade by women who have been rescued from sexual abuse and prostitution in China. The piece, while grey in colour looks to the eye to be purple.
Starfish - In 2006 a small group of friends began to reach out to the ones who live in our city. We began going into the the streets to visit the girls in the shops. Week after week we continue spending time chatting with them, taking them out for coffee, throwing birthday parties, and even giving English lessons. We have seen their doubts diminish and friendship begin to grow in its place.
Over time, some of the girls have come to trust us enough to leave their old life and come into our shelter. Our shelter is not meant to be a permanent residence. Our desire is to see the girls transformed through a loving community. The women in our shelter receive regular counseling where they begin to heal from their past hurts.We provide for them work as alternative means of support, medical checks and consultation, as well as vocational classes to prepare them for the future.
The Starfish Project is dedicated to helping exploited women.
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