So what can $9 buy these days? Really not much according to some of the lifestyles we all choose to live. But if you knew for sure that giving $9 would help save a life, especially one of a child, would you give it? Would you give up that latte from Starbucks?
Giving $9 right now can help save the life of a child.
A friend of mine, Erin has been encouraging (harassing, bugging) me to post about this issue so here goes.
You may or may not already be in the know of what horrible atrocity is going on in the world by the name of child sex trafficking. You can see below that it is estimated that 2 children are SOLD every minute . The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) now believes that the number of children trafficked annually is around 1.2 million.
“Children as young as pre-schoolers are lured into modern-day slavery all over the world, including in the United States, where they’re raped for profit—night after night.” Diana Scimone
So what can you do? Give to her project to make sure kids don’t get trafficking in the first place.
That’s the goal of The Born2Fly Project – educating kids and their parents about the dangers of trafficking through a strategic global campaign of books and printed materials. These materials are soley made up of pictures so that any child in any language can read them and protect themselves against the predators that are after them! Born2Fly needs to raise $81,000 to publish these books. She has $15,000+. I know this Ragamuffin Community can help change that.
Will you join Diana to help “Kim”? She is 8 years old. Tonight she’ll be bought for sex ~ perhaps 20 times before the sun comes up.