Mar 16, Jason Sixsmith rated it really liked it It is estimated that around 1 million people, mostly children, are kidnapped every year by organized crime circles. This book takes a global look at the problem by addressing what is going on in most every continent. The author It is estimated that around 1 million people, mostly children, are kidnapped every year by organized crime circles. Perhaps the greater tragedy is that most of the church is either indifferent or ignorant of this problem and very little is being done. This is good book, but really sad. I thought I knew about human trafficking but this book opened my eyes to all of its forms.
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Select Page ABOUT US Nearly everything we consume — from clothing, to the batteries in our cell phones, to the fish we eat — has forced labor and exploitation hidden somewhere inside its production. Many of us, including the businesses who make the products we buy, have no idea when or where the exploitation occurs.
About Nearly every country on earth is affected, including the United States. In , David Batstone discovered that there was human trafficking ring at a neighborhood restaurant, and began writing a book about human trafficking, called Not For Sale. As he researched more about the prevalence of trafficking, he met a woman named Kru Nam.
Kru Nam lived in northern Thailand, and was rescuing street children from exploitation, including labor and sex trafficking. Kru Nam and the children were living in an empty field in northern Thailand, begging for food simply to subside, and without the means to build a house.
David Batstone and co-founder Mark Wexler started Not For Sale to simply raise enough funding to build a house for the rescued children in Thailand — and ended up as a village for 88 children. Not For Sale took this intention to other countries, including Peru and Romania, and built shelters, using anti-trafficking awareness campaigns to raise money. About five years into this effort, Not For Sale was a successful non-profit. But something was missing — when we opened our heart, we had shut off our brains.
The strength of our organization was in building scalable enterprises using technology, capital, and talent. So Not For Sale changed the model. Instead of continuing to operate as a traditional charity, we developed a methodology to create economic opportunities in vulnerable communities. Not For Sale builds viable, successful companies and bakes into the very DNA of the company our Not For Sale values throughout the whole process — from the sourcing of the goods, to the manufacturing of product, to the way it is sold — and returns the profits back to the community.
We create Enterprises, born out of a Mission. Together with our partners, we are creating a future without human trafficking and exploitation in the following ways: Preventing Exploitation Our collaboration helps to prevent exploitation and forced labor through impact sourcing practices, ensuring our farmers receive fair wages, access to resources, and protection of their rights. Generating Awareness Together with our companies, we raise awareness around the devastating modern realities of exploitation and forced labor so consumers can choose to support and demand dignified supply chains.
Change happens when we work together. In , Not For Sale supported 2, survivors and at-risk individuals. In , Not For Sale provided indirect assistance to over 7, family and community members of exploited individuals. Not For Sale direct services include: Long-term housing.
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Select Page ABOUT US Nearly everything we consume — from clothing, to the batteries in our cell phones, to the fish we eat — has forced labor and exploitation hidden somewhere inside its production. Many of us, including the businesses who make the products we buy, have no idea when or where the exploitation occurs. About Nearly every country on earth is affected, including the United States.
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