Coral Hand Block Scarf

$32.00

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Destiny Foundation, based in Kolkata, India, was founded with the mission to end slavery and sex trafficking through the economic empowerment of women.

Aditi, one of the women impacted, is 19 and was born and raised in the Kolkata red light district, where she still lives. As a child, she was enrolled in school but was unable to continue her studies. Life in the red light district is one of fear and pressure -- pressure to "join the line" and take over for your mother in prostitution. Luckily, Aditi's mother--who was recently diagnosed with HIV and tuberculosis -- is very supportive of Aditi joining the Destiny Foundation, where she receives a stipend as a trainee.

Every day, Aditi travels from the red light district to the office and back. The pressure from the red light area has increased, but Aditi is determined to stay off that path. She says, "I have seen that young girls have no other choice but to accept to work in the brothel, every day I have to safeguard myself. I wish to resume studying again and also learn to make beautiful products we are making at Destiny. I want to be independent."
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