How we fight Trafficking

Global Trafficking Facts:

Facts: (source: International Labour Organization)
There are 40.3 million victims of human trafficking globally
81% are trapped in forced labor
25% are children 
75% are women and girls

1/3 of all the teen moms rescued in Kenya were involved in some sort of trafficking. Girls like Edith and Irene in our maternity homes in Kenya were tricked into trafficking by corrupt employers and refugee women we employ in Houston are also at risk

Forced labor is the biggest sector of trafficking in the world (Human Rights Commission). Women will do anything to feed their children and they comprise 75% of indentured workers. When you rescued a woman out of trafficking, you also take away her job.

    How MHG is Fighting Trafficking +How You Can Join the Fight

    How we are combatting trafficking at Mercy House Global:
    We are boots on the ground in Kenya, rescuing pregnant girls out of trafficking situations
    We are training, equipping, educating these girls with better options
    We are creating dignified jobs in Kenya to break the cycle of poverty that caused many families to allow their daughters into these situations
    We are educating shoppers locally and across the USA
    We are providing an entry level way to engage in this fight by providing trendy fair trade product to buy
    We are providing hands-on opportunities to serve. When you volunteer or shop locally at MHG, you’re taking action! Not only are you freeing up resources by serving, you are also becoming a part of   the global story. You are linking hands with the artisan and future buyer.

    How we are combatting trafficking at Fair Trade Friday:
    We are creating jobs in more than 30 countries
    We are purchasing more than 1 million dollars every year in fair trade product to empower women worldwide
    We are educating consumers about the importance of buying fair trade 
    We are using the profits from our boxes to support three maternity centers in Kenya, where rescued (and often trafficked) teen moms live.
    When you purchase our fair trade product, you are empowering survivors and those at-risk to be trafficked.
    How you can Take Action in Houston with local ministries we love and support:
    • Houston Welcomes Refugees– we are working with Houston Welcomes Refugees to identify single women who need part time jobs. We love their easy access ministry -an opportunity for everyone to get involved with serving refugees in our city. Link:
    • Faith Center Houston– Strategically located in the heart of the refugee area in Houston, the Faith Center offers assistance to those in need by offering a food pantry, ESL classes, Citizenship classes and more
    • Redeemed Ministries– Redeemed provides a safe house in Houston and Mercy House Global carries Sparrow House products, bath and body items created by local survivors and we also support Redeemed Ministries in monthly financial partnership.
    • Global Gates Temple Tours– Take a tour of a Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist temple and a mosque in Houston and learn about building bridges with our neighbors. Email interest to: Kevin Greeson


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