Human trafficking is a significant problem in East Africa, with many women & girls being forced into sexual slavery and a life of abuse. For other women, due to lack of economic opportunity, prostitution is the only viable source of income. This subjects women to risks including HIV/AIDs, STDs, etc. There is not only a lack of resources for women who have survived being trafficked or escaped the prostitution business, but lack of support. This Home of Restoration will change that.
At the Home, WE will provide vocational skills training so the women can become more independent & generate more income opportunities. Skills being taught include, but are not limited to: owning and operating a small business, financial management, sewing, handicraft design, jewelry and basket making, and culinary skills. In addition to increasing their vocational skill set, women will engage in a restorative arts therapy. The construction of this Home of Restoration will make this possible.
Within the Home, women are restored, empowered, and cared for, feeling stronger both mentally and physically. They have the viable skills to make a living through entrepreneurship training, enabling them to provide for themselves and their families. This allows the women and their families to become more economically secure, lifting themselves out of poverty and able to afford basic needs, healthcare, and school fees for the children.
WE International Home of Restoration Program