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Solar Panels Providing Energy and Opportunity for Stateless Thai Kids

As you can likely tell from our frequent updates of our solar panel project in Thailand, we are very excited about its completion. We are most excited about the positive impact this has already been having(and will continue to have) on the stateless children we work with in Thailand.   The system has very recently been […]

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Cooking as a Form of Rehabilitation

56 year old Adhira came to Not For Sale Netherlands after almost 15 years of indentured servitude in a local household. When told about the internship program, she was unsure if she wanted to do it because she already had significant experience cooking. But she decided to opt in because she was told that she […]
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At-risk Youth Train as Young Entrepreneurs

UCAYALI, PERU: This week, Not For Sale launches a unique new training initiative for at-risk youth in the Peruvian Amazon. The Young Indigenous Entrepreneurs program focuses on the development of leadership skills, and expertise in sustainable harvesting of natural resources that can be grown and processed for local and international markets. Developed in partnership with ECOSIRA, a local organization representing seventy indigenous communities in the region, the training comes as part of Not For Sale’s program to prevent trafficking and labour exploitation launched in early 2012. Twenty young community leaders, committed to helping their home community develop into a safer environment, have been selected to participate in the program over the next year.

Aini is Not For Sale

Aini grew up in a poor family in the Philippines. Putting food on the table was an ongoing struggle, and from a young age Aini felt the pressure to help support her family. Knowing her family’s troubles, a family friend offered to help Aini find work abroad. He knew someone who would hire her as a housekeeper in the Netherlands, an opportunity that Aini believed could remove her family from poverty forever.


Update from Amsterdam: A look inside the shelter

 Mil Bijnen, Head Coordinator of Not For Sale local partner shelter in Amsterdam. Everyday our partner Mil is working with women coming directly from the sexual exploitation, physical violence and emotional manipulation of sex trafficking in Amsterdam. Together with her, and because of your donations, we are providing survivors with a professional setting and a […]

International Tech Company Volunteers At Shelter in Amsterdam

Juniper Networks is one of the world’s leading networking companies. Like most of us, they are an extremely busy team. In a time of urgent need in Amsterdam, Not For Sale’s dedicated partner donated a full day of their employees’ time to share some new beginnings with survivors of human trafficking.

Financial Training Begins In India

This week we are delighted to share the incredible progress that is being made by survivors currently enrolled in personal finances classes, part of the Not For Sale skills training and job placement program in India.

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A Time For Celebration In Romania: Construction Of Farm Completed This Year

We are pleased to report that Not For Sale will complete construction at the farm in Romania this year. Construction began only in the fall of 2011 and after continuous hard work on the ground, survivors of trafficking can now begin a more holistic approach to their rehabilitation. The farm itself has been primarily funded by and shows the commitment and diversity of our partners, who are working with us towards the same goal: stopping modern-day slavery in Romania.
The women have taken instant ownership of the home and are incredibly proud to be earning and managing their keep.

Not For Sale Provides A Transition Home For Survivors Seeking A New Future

Last week, eight women moved from shelters in Delhi to the Not For Sale transition home. The women were all either survivors of trafficking or highly vulnerable to it. The transition home is part of our larger plan of action in Delhi to provide opportunities of employment for survivors of trafficking in the region, reintegrating them into society.


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