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Mar 22, 2018

What a Growth Spurt!!

Survivors celebrating Women's Day and justice!
Survivors celebrating Women's Day and justice!

Greetings once again, dear donors! We sure have been busy over the past 3 months. What a great way to start off the year!

 

With the New Year, came lots of changes…and they keep on coming! Thanks to the success of our projects and activities, the organization has been on television, on the radio and in the news raising awareness on human trafficking and sharing our work and experiences rescuing and helping victims. As a result, we have received additional government funds to expand our services and resources. We have even started working in an additional Centre, and are in the process of opening up more protective housing to take in and protect more victims.

 

This is such great and exciting news for us, but more importantly, for the women and children who are being exploited. As now we are able to provide more services, which means more women and children will be saved, given proper protection and resources, and offered real opportunities to being a new life free of control and exploitation.

 

On top of that, with all of your generosity, this project has been able to take in and begin training 3 additional survivors! These young women are so excited to have the chance to learn how to help other girls and women in similar situations. One of the girls told our team,

 

“Thank you so much for this opportunity. I’m so excited to help other girls, because I am so grateful that APRAMP helped and rescued me from my terrible situation. I want to make sure they have the same chance to escape, be free, and start over.”

 

I also want to take this opportunity to share with you all that the minor who began in the project around 9 months ago and who turned 18 in September, is now finishing up the process to get her Spanish residency, and in the next couple of days APRAMP will be giving her a contract for a full-time job!!!! She will be working partially as a cultural and linguistic mediator, just like the survivors who helped rescue her, and the other part of her day, she'll be in the textile workshop, as she is a very gifted seamstress! She even sketches beautiful creations of her own!

 

I don’t think I have ever seen her smile so much! She is so happy and has been learning so much!

 

That said, we hope you all really understand just HOW IMPORTANT your donations are and the impact it TRULY has on young women and girls who have suffered so much and who deserve the best services and opportunities to begin a new life.

 

So, once again, we say, THANK YOU! Please help us to spread the word and ensure we are able to continue saving more girls and young women!

 

Be sure to check out our campaigns: Loveth, Exit and Isabella. You can find them all on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/videosapramp

Survivor filming an interview for big TV program
Survivor filming an interview for big TV program
Dec 28, 2017

With the New Year brings new life!

Survivors sharing the love with APRAMP Director
Survivors sharing the love with APRAMP Director

Hello and Happy Holidays to all of our old and new donors!

On behalf of APRAMP, we would first and foremost like to wish you all the happiest of holiday seasons! We have been quite busy over here closing out 2017 and preparing for the beginning of 2018. We are organizing new schedules, looking at individuals who could possibly be joining our team, and reflecting on how we can ensure 2018 is even better and more successful on all fronts than 2017!

Three months ago in our last update on our project, Rescue and Empower Sex Trafficking Victims, we shared with you the excitement of one of our underage girls -who had recently turned 18 years of age- to be a part of the project and begin learning how to detect, identify and help other girls who are suffering like she did. While she was beginning her training, she was still in an early stage of her recovery process. In the past 3 months, this young lady has truly blossomed and progressed tremendously, becoming more and more independent, empowering her and allowing her to continue in her recovery.

As a result, we are happy to announce that this precious young lady will OFFICIALLY be part of the APRAMP team in 2018 and WILL BE HIRED by the organization to form part of the Mobile Rescue Unit! She is so excited to begin her career and move on to the next stage of her life. A short time after beginning her job and saving up a bit of money, she will be able to move out of our shelter and begin her stage of independence.

This is such an amazing thing for her and after everything she has been through, this is such an important step for her and will allow her to begin her new life!

It is THANKS TO ALL OF YOU and your contributions that she has been able to go through this training and helping her prepare for her new life, outside of the shelter and, more importantly, FREE FROM SUFFERING!

EVERY girl who goes through this project is starting a process of beginning a new life, and currently we have 5 other girls who will potentially be able to join the project once they complete their adaptation stage, as they have just recently been rescued from sexual exploitation and joined APRAMP’s recovery program. After a few months, surely some of these beautiful girls will ALSO be able to begin this process. In fact, I´m sure you will hear something of the sort in our next update!!

That said, once again, on behalf of all of APRAMP and all of the women and girls we are able to help through the Mobile Rescue Unit and through this project, thank you for your financial support. Your donations are more than money; they are opportunities for a NEW LIFE. So, as we bring in the New Year, we are ready to bring in MORE new life!

Never forget the importance of your financial support, and please help us to spread the word and keep raising money. Every dollar donated goes directly towards saving girls and young women.

Be sure to check out our campaigns: Loveth, Exit and Isabella. You can find them all on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/videosapramp

THANK YOU!!!

Former participant of the project shares her voice
Former participant of the project shares her voice
Participant/survivor joins Director in an event!
Participant/survivor joins Director in an event!
Oct 4, 2017

"A Girl is Turning into a Beautiful Young Woman!"

Rescue Mobile Unit at Campaign Launch!
Rescue Mobile Unit at Campaign Launch!

Greetings old and new donors!

Here we are, once more, getting to share with all of you what APRAMP has been up to over the past 3 months through the project, Rescue and Empower Sex Trafficking Victims, which you all have contributed to. It’s so important to reiterate how grateful we are for your support but, most of all, how grateful the victims and survivors are for your generous donations. Each and every individual impacted by this project is able to begin a new life, and that is not a small thing for them.

The women and girls who APRAMP reaches have suffered in ways you could not and do not want to imagine. Sexually-exploited, physically and psychologically abused, forced to prostitute themselves long hours without a break or a day off, exposed to harsh rituals requiring them to pay a debt of over 50,000.00€, which in reality, never ends…The list goes on.

HOWEVER, because of YOUR help, these individuals have the chance to have a new life COMPLETELY FREE of exploitation, abuse, threats, and violence. Now, they have the chance to grow, receive education and professional training, and go after the dream they hoped to achieve making the initial decision to come to Europe.

In the last report, I mentioned 2 new underage girls who had recently been taken in by APRAMP after being rescued from their situation of human trafficking. Well, I am so happy to report that one of them has truly flourished in the last 3 months, and has expressed her interest in being part of the project and being trained as a social and cultural mediator. She said,

“I really want to help other girls and women who went through what I went through. They should know there is a way out, and I want to be the one to let them know!”

So, of course, she has begun the training program to learn how to rescue and empower other victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation!

We are so excited that she has taken the initiative and that she desires to help. She is a very smart young woman (she turned 18 in September!), and will be a very important member of the Rescue Mobile Unit. Of course, she is still in her own process of recovery. However, she is advancing quite rapidly, and her studies and training will be included in part of her process as she becomes more autonomous and ready for full insertion into the workforce.

That said, once again, on behalf of all of APRAMP and all of the women and girls we are able to help through the Mobile Rescue Unit and through this project, thank you for your financial support. Your donation is giving this young woman, and others, the materials she needs to receive the proper preparation and training so she can help rescue other women and girls suffering exploitation.

Never forget the importance of your financial support, and please help us to spread the work and keep raising money. Every dollar donated goes directly towards fulfilling the dreams of a beautiful girl or young woman.

On another note, check out our new campaign we launched in September, called #Exit. Survivors speak out about their experiences and the need for real opportunities. Here’s the version with English subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU7bs00YvV0&t=15s

THANK YOU!!!

Rescue Mobile Unit heading to the streets!
Rescue Mobile Unit heading to the streets!

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