The Binti Project
Binti means daughter in Swahili. We are The Daughter Project.
Moshi, Tanzania like many cities is home to a red light district where women and children fall prey every day to the sex-trade industry as well as human trafficking. Vince and Vicki started The Binti Project after seeing the great need for ladies in prostitution to experience true love. Vince, Vicki and some of their leadership go to the areas where ladies are selling themselves and approach the ladies to tell them about the love of God. If those ladies are ready to leave the streets, they bring them to The Binti Project. Here, they find safety, rest and refuge. 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 (or maybe it wasn't a safe place to begin with) 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, are hopeless and fleeting. Watu Kamili, is working toward establishing a place of safety and refuge for victims of trafficking and prostitution desperate for a way out. The Binti Project offers that which seems out of reach for women in this industry: a new beginning and a place to call home. By providing food, water, shelter, clothing, medical care, discipleship and job training, The Binti Project offers these women the basic necessities of a “normal life” that we so often take for granted, while reminding them of their value as daughters of God.