Noy has new skills and new hope thanks to you!
Thanks to you, this project is now fully funded!
This is such an encouraging milestone because it means that your compassion and thoughtful giving has transformed the lives of vulnerable girls, giving them access to job skills and awareness training that will help protect them against trafficking. With your support, girls in Laos are now receiving what they need to find safe work, and be protected from the violence and the emotional pain that sadly comes with trafficking—thank you!
Noy is one of the girls that you’ve helped, and is proof of the lasting impact that your generosity will bring. Hers is a familiar and tragically common story for girls in the villages of Laos, but we want you to be encouraged, because it's your gifts that are keeping girls like Noy safe, and giving them a bright and hopeful future.
Families in the villages of Myanmar are living in a legacy of poverty, with the parents’ struggles being sadly passed down to innocent children. Girls and boys are expected to work and help contribute income for the family, and it's this expectation that can cause trouble, especially for the girls. With little work available in the small rural villages, and school unaffordable and out of reach, girls are often lured by fraudulent employers who have nothing but bad intentions.
Preparing to enter high school, Noy’s parents realized they simply didn’t have the money to keep her educated. Growing and harvesting rice, the family lived from season to season, and sometimes barely had enough food to feed their children. Noy’s brothers worked alongside her parents, and so the family had no access to extra income for the basics, let alone keeping Noy in school. Noy was unaware of traffickers, and the lies that they tell vulnerable girls like her, so when she was offered a job, she only saw it as a way to help her family.
Sadly, Noy was trafficked into Thailand by an employer who cared nothing for her, and instead put her at great risk.
Unlike many girls, Noy was able to escape and return home, where she was introduced to the World Concern project that you’ve helped support! Thanks to you, Noy joined a youth camp and learned life-saving information about HIV/AIDS protection, trafficking, and drugs prevention. She made some new friends, and joined a youth sporting team, but what’s more encouraging is that she was trained as a seamstress.
Noy’s since graduated, and with these new skills will be able to find safe, meaningful work to help support her family and finish school. You have given Noy the dignity and self-confidence that she so richly deserves.
Friend, you made this possible! So on behalf of Noy, and the many other girls that you've protected and helped learn new job skills, thank you!