The Binti Project (Binti means daughter in Swahili) Moshi, Tanzania like many cities is home to a red light district where women and children fall prey every day to Human Trafficking. Having been likened to modern day slavery, victims of trafficking are dehumanized; no longer regarded as persons they are treated as objects to be bought and sold, forced into prostitution, and subjected to extreme violence. In developing countries such as Tanzania, women especially get trapped in this vicious cycle often as a last resort in attempts to make a better life for themselves and their children. Once involved, to return “home” is no longer a place of safety and it doesn’t take long for women trapped in this industry to lose all self-worth. For such women, dreams of ever being free, of having a career or a normal life, arehopeless and fleeting. Watu Kamili, is working toward establishing a place of safety and refuge for victims of trafficking desperate for a way out. The Binti Project offers precisely that which seems out of reach for women in this industry: a new beginning and a place to call home. The binti house is a house of hope. By providing food, water, shelter, clothing, medical care and job training, The Binti Project will offer these women the basic necessities of a “normal life” that we so often take for granted, while reminding them of their dignity as persons. It takes about $25,000 to keep the home in operation for one year or just $2,100 a month. The need is great and we cannot do it alone. We are asking 50 individuals to give $50 per month to meet the needs of this project. Please consider donating to help us change the lives of these ladies.
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