The Emancipation Network, Inc.

Made By Survivors creates empowering opportunities for women worldwide to build an independent, safe and rewarding future. Made By Survivors educates and trains survivors of poverty, abuse, human trafficking, and slavery in high skill jobs, business and leadership skills. Upon graduating from Made By Survivors' training programs, survivors earn a good income, enabling them to permanently escape poverty and exploitation. All profits from product sales fund programs for survivors and their children, including: rescue, aftercare, healing arts and school sponsorship.
Mar 18, 2013

March 2013 MBS Jewelry Center Report

There has been so much going on at the Made By Survivors Jewelry Centers!  

Recently, Made By Survivors received a grant from Global Seva Off the Mat Challennge, to expand the Calcutta Jewelry Center.  We will be opening up space to train more girls and to include more aftercare shelters!  Then the yogis who raised the money came to visit with the girls working at the center and made jewelry right alongside of the them.  Many of the visitors were owners of yoga studios, who are now carrying Made By Survivors jewelry to sell in their studios and empower even more survivors!

Sarah and John, along with additional volunteers and our jewelry trainers are in India and Nepal visiting the shelters and jewelry centers.  Sarah said the visit to Jalpaiguri was hard, because the survivors there are still pretty traumitized, but she sees hope as the permanent shelter and vocational training center are being constructed. Calcutta was fun, feeling the energy of the girls and excitement for the expansion.  Now Sarah and John are in Nepal visiting the girls who make the Nepali collections.  Sarah says she feels very blissfull in Nepal.

Plans are underway to start a jewelry center in Bangladesh as well.  Many of the girls trained in our centers in India have been repatriated to Bangladesh.  They are ready to start a center there so they can keep working for Made By Survivors and provide employment to other at risk women.

What an exciting season Made By Survivors is in - growing, growing, and growing!  Thank you for your support as we empower survivors of slavery to design their own futures!

Feb 27, 2013

1st Quarter Report 2013

Made By Survivors and Women's Interlink Foundation broke ground last week for the permanent builidng to house 125 survivors and have a jewelry workshop for employment.  The shelter and workshop are currently operating out of a rented facility.  

Survivors are living there and being trained as jewelry designers.  Two ladies, who were among our first girls to be trained in the Made By Survivors' Jewelry Program in Calcutta, have been traveling to Jalpaiguri to teach the girls living in the shelter the basic steps in silversmithing.  

The jewelry program provides training, employment, and opporunities for advancement.  Many of the girls employed by Made By Survivors Jewelry Centers are able to live independent of the shelter because of their income.  In Jalpaiguri over the next 3 girls will have safe shelter, security, an employment - allowing them to become Free Forever from others demands, abuses, and exploitation.

Dec 31, 2012

Winter Report 2012

Made By Survivors had an amazing year engaging with women and children in India, Nepal, Cambodia, Fiji, Thailand, and Bangladesh.  In 2012, T. E. N. Charities/Made By Survivors helped 300 women and 200 children.  

How 2012 Contributions were disbursed:

Women served in aftercare, healing arts, vocational training, and employment.

  • 30 women are in safe housing in Jalpaiguri
  • 85 girls trained & employed as artisan goldsmiths in India
  • 150 survivors painted murals in Calcutta and Mumbai
  • Finished the floor for a shelter in Nijoy
  • Refurbished a shelter home in Jalpaiguri
  • 200 women employed in Nepal, Fiji, Ghana, Thailand, and Cambodia

Children are in school.

  • Access to education is one of the greatest factors to eliminating abject poverty
  • Education helps to bridge the equality gap for girls
  • Being able to read and write protects people from exploitive contracts
  • 200 Children sponsored for formal education

 

Your donations made the above happen!  Without your support 500 women and children would not have had access to safe living situations, opportunities for income, and education.  

Thank you.  

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