6 Ways Purchasing Our Jewelry Directly Affects The Women We Serve
Posted on 06 July 2016
Empowering Women in Need
With 27 million people enslaved in the world today, and only a 1% chance of a girl being rescued, Purpose Jewelry, iSanctuary’s social enterprise, is dedicated to helping every single woman we can, by giving her a second chance at life. 100% of our proceeds benefit International Sanctuary, our parent non-profit organization, which provides holistic care for young women rescued from sex trafficking. But how do you directly affect the women we serve by purchasing our unique handcrafted jewelry?
Below are 6 ways you and your friends are empowering women worldwide by purchasing our beautiful handmade jewelry and continuing the conversation about ending modern-day slavery.
1. Medical and Dental Care
iSanctuary provides much needed medical and dental care to the women rescued from sex trafficking. This care can be for something as minor as a check-up to life-saving procedures. By buying a necklace, you could very well save someone’s life and help her stay healthy.
iSanctuary has started an Academy program, which provides every young woman in the program with opportunities to dream of a sustainable future by setting educational and personal development goals in four core areas, while earning an income. Many girls who escape or are rescued from modern-day slavery are hindered by their lack of education and employable skills. By buying a piece of jewelry and thus giving these girls and women an education, you are opening up doors to a better future and life.
In addition to providing education to the women they work with, iSanctuary also provides scholarships. With these scholarships, the women are given the opportunity to further their education, either through The Academy or to attend university. These scholarships are funded by your purchases from Purpose Jewelry.
After experiencing the horrors of modern-day slavery and the sex trade, a woman needs a safe space to work through her experiences and feelings. iSanctuary provides support and counseling, helping the women heal. In addition to counseling, iSanctuary provides one-on-one mentoring and life skills training so women can confidently get back on their feet and regain independence.
To regain independence, it is crucial that the survivors of modern-day slavery have basic financial skills and can financially support themselves. When necessary, iSanctuary provides loans to the young women who need them. At the same time, the women are taught financial skills and are helped in opening their own bank account so that they can be financially stable and independent.
Stability and routine is very important to a woman overcoming the trauma of modern-day slavery, and employment provides this stability. Through working for Purpose Jewelry, these survivors receive job training and paychecks. As a result, they don’t have to worry about job searches or finances, and they can focus on their healing.
Empowering Women Worldwide
By 2020, International Sanctuary plans to have created 10 new sanctuaries worldwide where girls and women are supported in their journey from victims to survivors. These sanctuaries will provide the medical and dental care, education, counseling, micro-loans, scholarships, and employment opportunities that are necessary to help these women heal. When you purchase any item of jewelry from Purpose Jewelry’s collection, you are directly supporting and empowering women who truly deserve it. Check out Purpose Jewelry’s summer collection and feel great about where your money is going and the jewelry you’re wearing!