NFS News Archive July, 2012
Recently, Not For Sale Thailand has received an influx of stateless children rescued from exploitation. Not For Sale provides short and long term care to 125 vulnerable children in Northern Thailand from hill tribe communities that are not recognized by the government. With the invaluable assistance of Thai abolitionist Kru Nam, our Thailand program provides children with a safe environment, food, healthcare, education and and life skills.
Your investment this year in Not For Sale has allowed us to create opportunities for hundreds of individuals around the world. This month, Not For Sale has released the Quarter 1 impact report to let each one of our supporters know the impact they are having across the globe.
This beautiful ring, the first in a new line of handmade, original NFS silver jewelry, was designed by M. As one of the first residents at NFS Thailand, M was inspired and mentored by Kru Nam, a jewelry artist herself.
In India, Not For Sale is making giant strides towards breaking the cycle of poverty and exploitation through a training program that provides vulnerable women with the opportunity to learn marketable job skills alongside our partner, a for-profit factory called OpenHand Design.
Over the next four weeks, we need your help raising $150,000 to fund the efforts of Not For Sale to source ingredients for REBBL in indigenous communities in the Amazon. This is more than a fundraiser; for every $35 you donate, we will send you a 4-pack of 12oz REBBL tea so you can be the first to taste the handiwork of these 2,000 families. We need your help now and will continue needing it until REBBL is on grocery store shelves across the country.
Recently, the 2012 Trafficking In Persons Report was published by the US State Department. South Africa, a country where Not For Sale actively works to assist victims of human trafficking and provide them with opportunities to create new futures, was rated as a ‘Tier 2′ country; a country whose government does not fully comply with the standards of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) but is making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards. In recent years, South Africa has moved up from the ‘Tier 2 Watch List’; meaning that the country’s efforts to address human trafficking have started to receive positive feedback.
Welcome to Episode 3 in the Road to REBBL series. Because REBBL is a beverage that could eventually be sold in stores, we’re building an opportunity for you and I as consumers to be connected to the dignity and freedom of communities in the Amazon.
This weekend, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, went to a friend’s wedding wearing a beautiful floral print dress by Beulah London. The dress was produced at Not For Sale’s Social Venture in Delhi, India. Beulah London actively works to eliminate exploitation in their supply chain, working with NFS’ partner company, Open Hand, to employ at-risk women.