30 MILLION PEOPLE

stats_112More people are enslaved today than at any other time in history. The modern-day slave trade is one of the world’s fastest growing industries, with The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reporting, “After drug dealing, trafficking of humans is tied with arms dealing as the second-largest criminal industry in the world.”

Sex trafficking and commercial sex exploitation of women and children is one of the most horrendous crimes of our time.

Imagine being kidnapped, sold or coerced into bondage. Your freedom, identity, and all that you know is stolen from you as you’re transported to an unknown location where you are repeatedly tortured and sexually abused on a daily basis… for years.  You experience intense pain and
degradation as you lose all hope for any kind of future. Until somehow, against all odds, you are rescued, given a chance.

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You arrive at a safe house with nothing but the clothes on your back.  You don’t even have identification to prove your real name or how old you are (if you even know your real age). Even though you now have a safe place to live, you face a seemingly insurmountable mountain to climb. Severely traumatized, physically abused, and emotionally scarred, you must find a way to piece your life back together and build a future from nothing.

This scenario is almost impossible to imagine. Yet it is reality for millions of women and children around the world today. Sadly, without proper counseling and love, many women fall back into this horrendous life of abuse because it is all they know.

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SmilingFinding Freedom International exists to provide restoration and hope to these women and children.  Partnering with established safe houses around the world, we provide safe housing, education, emotional restoration and facilitate in the development of personal dreams of the girls recovering in these homes. Your support enables us to provide for the physical, spiritual and psychological needs. Our program equips woman to reenter society as victors as opposed to victims.