Living and working in Asia has been a remarkable experience, one that has challenged my personal beliefs and helped me develop a greater understanding of others. The region is blessed with an abundance of beauty and rich cultural histories, but there are also many people living in the margins of life who are vulnerable to exploitation.
For Project Futures founder Stephanie Lorenzo, a book about sex trafficking combined with a life-changing trip to Cambodia sparked the motivation to find a way to help those lost within society.
According to UNICEF’s Global Slavery Index 2016, Walk Free, 46 million people globally are enslaved, including 2 million children.
So when we had the opportunity to choose the charities we would initially support for the i=change social impact platform, Project Futures was the first charity we selected.
From Lorenzo’s initial idea in 2009, Project Futures now has significant impact, raising over $1 million a year by delivering meaningful experiences that raise funds, educate and empower people with the ultimate goal of ending human trafficking and exploitation.
Kusaga Athletic recently partnered with Project Futures supplying t-shirts for one of their fundraising experiences, the Camino de Santiago multi day trek.
To learn more about Project Futures, take a look at this video. I hope you choose to support them.