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  • What can you do?

    “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice     and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free     and break every yoke?”  Isaiah 58:6   We can all do something. Can you make a socially conscious purchase that helps set lives free and brings the good news of Christ’s unconditional love to a hurting world?  Then make that purchase. Can you offer an evening of your time and invite your friends and family to come hear about the work Trade for Freedom is doing? Then host a party. Can you give up...

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  • Let’s stand together and help each other

      There are an estimated 35.9 million people held in slavery today. [1]  India has the largest estimated number of people in slavery, between 10.7 and 12.7 million.[2]  Trade for Freedom aims to prevent modern day slavery by providing dignifying employment opportunities to those in greatest need.  We work with social businesses who employ survivors of human slavery, such as trafficking in Nepal and India.  Because human slavery is a physical crime where sexual assault is rampant, our partners are on the front lines caring for women with deep physical and emotional scars.  Trade for Freedom exists to empower our...

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  • Who does my purchase impact?

    Trade for Freedom exists to give freedom, dignity, and hope to those who need it most. We partner with social businesses that employ the most vulnerable and disciple them in the love of Jesus Christ.   Our partners are on the front lines addressing issues such as human trafficking, modern-day slavery, and extreme poverty. Your purchases are fueling efforts to serve women who have endured these severe hardships.   But here comes the most important part of their story...  These women are survivors!  Yes, they survived the earthquake in Nepal. But when asked about how they are coping, they said the earthquake wasn't the...

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  • How does Trade for Freedom employ?

    Trade for Freedom partners with social businesses that employ the most vulnerable and disciple them in the love of Jesus Christ.  Our partners employ and provide Christian discipleship to women who are survivors of tremendously difficult circumstances such as human trafficking and extreme poverty.  Trade for Freedom enables their employment by purchasing and re-selling the high quality, handmade merchandise they craft. After volunteering for one of our partners for more than a year, it was evident that a massive challenge for social businesses operating in third world countries was finding and managing new customers - specifically, new distribution channels.  It takes an unquantifiable amount of...

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  • How does my purchase create jobs?

    Every Trade for Freedom purchase provides ethical employment and Christian discipleship to women who have endured extremely difficult circumstances.  But how?  Here is the basic formula:  Purchases = Job Creation and Sustainability We are a social business who partners with other like-hearted social businesses.  We are not a non-profit organization that is financed through donations.  Rather, our budget is fed from sales revenue and we measure success by lives impacted. We cannot impact lives without the opportunity to provide employment.  When our partners employ a woman she earns more than an ethical income and benefits, she becomes part of a family.  When she walks through the door every morning, she...

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  • HOPE is lingering

    You have responded.  God is at work through you.  Together, we are rebuilding lives. It has been 3 months since the earthquake in Nepal.  Last night, another strong tremor jolted children and parents out of bed in fear.  Today, it lingers.  The thought of another big quake.  Everyone is grasping for a renewed sense of comfort, safety, and peace. For HOPE. Gratefully, because of you, HOPE is lingering as well.  Your purchases create and sustain jobs for nearly 50 women in Nepal.  Their jobs provide them with hope.  Hope that they will have the money to rebuild.  That they will have a...

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  • What you "can" do

    What do you do when the quake comes.... a massive, earth altering quake that makes more than 7,000 hearts stop beating and buries entire villages? How does your own heart keep beating when you sleep on the broken concrete sidewalk  outside your house from fear of after shocks and you know that not everyone is safe, not everyone has food, and not everyone has hope? What do you do from afar as the images pour into your heart and the distance is so wide that the work you could do feels so small? You do what you can do. And sometimes...

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  • The scarf that sets women FREE !

    They're beautiful, as they wrap around your shoulders and waist. Delicate and warm and lined with hand-picked buttons, the fabric tells a story of the beautiful hands that have made them. The beautiful hands that with each stitch grow more freedom and hope, because the scarves mean one more step toward a future more redeemed than the past. They stitch their stories into the scarves that you wear to work and to the playground and to the dinner with friends where you escape the day. And you carry the stories with you - you become part of the story. Because...

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  • Something in Common

    It takes bravery for me to even imagine her life. What amazing strength it must take to rise above dire circumstances, learn to trust and hope, learn a new skill, and live in freedom.
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  • Share LOVE with her

    Every heart that knows love harvests hope. This February, a small act of love will bring glimpses of hope.  By writing a few kind words, you can show these hands and this soul that your love is with her.

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