Human trafficking and poverty feed India's sex trade. Women and children are forced into prostitution and face a life without choices, marginalized by society.
When Kerry Hilton visited our church with the story of how he and his wife Annie founded Freeset, a fair trade business offering employment to approximately 160 women trapped in Kolkata's sex trade, my heart was broken yet lifted since here was an opportunity to do something greater, to invest in profits for people. With the assistance of Freeset Global, Freedom Bags are manufactured by women employed on the basis for their need for a job, not the skills they bring to it. They are trained, paid a wage well above the market rate, and signed up for a health insurance plan and pension fund. For many, it is the first time they can be proud of the place they work. Best of all, they can begin their journey to freedom. Each time you purchase a Freedom Bag, you directly participate in helping them achieve freedom.