Living and working in Asia has been a remarkable experience, one that has deeply broadened my personal thoughts and helped me develop a greater understanding of others.
The region is blessed with an abundance of beauty, rich cultural histories, and in contrast can display incredible wealth right alongside extreme poverty. Sadly there are also many people living in the margins of life, 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 do something to help those lost within society.
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 selected.
The numbers are shameful, globally 46 million are enslaved including 2 million children.*
From an initial idea in 2009, Project Futures now creates significant impact, raising over $1 million a year through meaningful experiences that raise funds, educate and empower our generation to end human trafficking and exploitation.
Kusaga Athletic partnered with Project Futures on their recent Camino de Santiago event supplying shirts for the multi day trek.
To learn more about Project Futures, take a look at this video. We hope you choose to support them.
*Global Slavery Index 2016, Walk Free, ** Source: UNICEF