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A Father Rescues His Daughter

On a recent trip to Peru we were able to meet two young women whose stories drive home why we are so certain that economic opportunity can help prevent exploitation. Both girls, cousins, grew up in a small indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon. There is no work where they live, and therefore no means […]


Marisa is not alone

Every day, another woman walks through the doors at Not For Sale Romania. Each story unique, each life marked by the horrors of human trafficking. Here is Marisa’s story. Marisa grew up in an orphanage in Romania, where living conditions are bleak. Programs are overburdened and under-resourced. After outgrowing the orphanage, she began earning a […]

One Million For Freedom.

This week, we officially launched our One Million For Freedom campaign. Yes, it’s our boldest move yet. Yes, it’s the biggest fundraising initiative we’ve taken on. And yes, $1 million will fund some huge plans we have for 2014. But this campaign is not about the million dollars, nor is it about the thousands of […]
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Sold for sex in Romania

Olivia grew up in an orphanage in Romania. This, in itself, is a grave fate. Tens of thousands of children live in notoriously poor conditions in these state-run institutions. At age 11, she moved in with her aunt. While she found a safer environment than the orphanage, she still had very little support with the […]

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Lydia’s Story

Meet Lydia. Imagine that you are 15, the oldest of 8, and your father has just died. Your mother accepted a job as a cook at a nearby illegal logging camp, and was forced to become a prostitute. You need to find work and help put food on the table. But how? This was Lydia’s […]
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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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Exploited because she wanted to go to school

At 16, Marta is eager to go to school and learn, but her village in the Amazon only has an elementary school. A contact of a friend offers to let Marta live with her in Lima, where they have better schools for Marta to attend.


Sold: Romanian girl, 11 years old

At 11, Cristina was sold by her mother. At 13 she was taken from Romania to Hungary where she was forced to work in prostitution for the next three years. When she was moved to Italy, Cristina was finally rescued by the police and taken to Not For Sale’s rehabilitation program in Romania. At 16 […]

Children for sale in Thailand

Before she was 2 years old Sukanya was sold by her mother. It is a common story at our Children’s Home in Thailand. The severity of poverty in the golden triangle, combined with discrimination towards stateless people leave women with very few options. Vulnerable and homeless, a large percentage of the population is addicted to […]


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