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What a Handmade Tea Towel Can Accomplish

 

Eternal Threads is a unique organization, with philanthropic branches spread all over the world, from Nepal to Afghanistan. One such partner of theirs is  'Destiny's Reflection', an anti trafficking group rescuing victims of sex slavery and providing them with safe houses, counseling, and skills workshops.

 Every year 12,000 young Nepalese women and girls are trafficked across the Nepal/India border into Indian brothels, and to countries beyond. By partnering with local organizations, Destinys' Reflection are able to assist in the efforts to prevent this trafficking- by providing funding for 'safe houses' and border stations.  

These stations are able to rescue as many as 2000 girls a year by interviewing young girls that are being taken across the border. There are now surveillance units at thirteen border crossings that rescue 10-15 girls every month. Once a girl has been identified as a trafficking victim, she is taken to live in a safe house, if she is not able to return home.

 Girls that arrive at the safe house are welcomed with love into a community of others that understand what they have gone through. Once rescued, these young women become ambassadors of change in a part of the world where women are not valued.

Their initiative and hard work demonstrates to others that they can be strong and worthy contributors in their society. Now safe, nurtured, and respected, these women and girls can learn a craft with which to earn a wage and gain economic independence. 

Not surprisingly, once given a chance, these women create some of the most beautiful handmade and traditionally block printed textiles. Proceeds from the purchase of which are invested right back into the program. These gorgeous tea towels were hand block printed by the co-op, you can purchase them here-       https://www.hopeandtwine.com/products/block-print-summer-tea-towels

           

  I am thrilled to be even the smallest ally of theirs, as I simply cannot think of a better cause. Thank you again Eternal Threads and Destiny's Reflection for the wonderful work that you do - and to all of my lovely customers, for every order received provides income to these marginalized women and girls.

                 

Hope&Twine 

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