Building dignity and value into girls rescued from slavery
We felt such joy meeting some of the young girls rescued from slavery (a culturally-accepted, centuries-old practice known as restavek) in Haiti during our visit last January. We are also delighted that Lynne, one of our team members on that trip who happens to be a local friend, continues to stay involved with the girls.
A devoted and creative teacher here in Pennsylvania, Lynne suggested a project for the annual summer camp the rescued girls have in Haiti. She put a request for supplies out on Facebook, and soon 100 colorful bandanas were collected from friends and family! An Orphan’s Tear team visiting Haiti early this past summer carried the bandanas in their baggage and delivered them to the Restavek Freedom Foundation safe house in Port Au Prince, the capital city. (Read more about the restavek problem and the RFF here.) Among other fun summer camp activities, they made purses from the bandanas Lynne sent. How fun is that!!
Thanks for caring about these precious girls who have been downtrodden, abused and forsaken for most of their lives. We’re so thankful that, together with you, we can help restore the dignity, hope and joy God created them to possess.
Because of Him,
Jeff & Karin Trotter
Directors, Human Trafficking/Slavery Fund