Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hybrid Businesses Targeting Sex-Trafficking
"This is where Hello Rewind comes in. We want to show sex trafficking survivors that rescue is not the end and that there is hope for something better in their lives. We train and teach them in fundamental skills -- sewing, English, business skills. Many of the laptop sleeves made through Hello Rewind are hand-crafted by sex trafficking survivors, and we hope that they become an integral part of our business operations. After supporting the sex trafficking suvivors involved with Hello Rewind, the remaining profits are recycled back into the company so that we can grow the business to support even more women."
Its like co(p)madam but with sex-trafficking and laptop cases.

Thistle Farms is a social enterprise run by women who have survived lives of violence, prostitution, and addiction. The women of Thistle Farms make natural bath and body products by hand that are as good for the earth as they are for the body. They have an online shop with dozens of items suitable for gift-giving. All proceeds go back into Thistle Farms and the residential program Magdalene in Nashville, Tennessee.
Magdalene is a two-year residential program that offers housing, food, medical and dental needs, therapy, education and job training, all without charge or taking any government funding. Magdalene provides housing for 27 residents and graduates and out outreach services to women still living on the streets.Taken from here.

 * Lisa spoke about this in the beginning of our talks.

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