Scrubs For Change is a Social Enterprise that opens the doors of opportunity for women and girls to break the cycle of poverty and sexual exploitation in Cambodia.
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There are an estimated 155,800 people in modern slavery in Cambodia. This is equivalent to 1.0292% of the entire population!
With a population of 15.14 million people, 45.9% are living in multidimensional poverty and 18.6% are living below the poverty line of $1.25US per day.
With low literacy rates and almost 40% of children working as child labour, Cambodia is the source, transit and destination for modern slavery.
90% of children who have been sold into sex trafficking in Cambodia are girls. 35% are under the age of 16 and the medium age of victims is 12 years old.
Children are sold into sex slavery daily due to poverty, socio-economic imbalance between rural and urban areas, increase tourism, unemployment, illiteracy and unsafe migration. Poverty being the most significant cause of trafficking.
To fight this atrocity and break the cycle of poverty and abuse in Cambodia, Hope Ink is seeding a Social Enterprise called Scrubs For Change.
Hope Ink will partner with organisations that provide skills training and employ women and girls to sew our scrubs who have been victims of sexual exploitation and extreme poverty.
Through the manufacturing of our Medical Scrubs, women and girls are able to earn a sustainable income for themselves and their families.
By providing skills training not only are we providing employment but the development of self-worth, self-esteem and the opportunity for women to contribute in their communities.
Hope ink imports its Medical Scrubs, supplying them to large hospitals and medical practitioners throughout Australia. This is changing lives of young women in developing countries and helps Hope Ink fight for justice and hope for a better future. Scrubs For Change will directly help rescue and rehabilitate young girls who have been trapped in the sex industry in Cambodia and will help remove the cycle of poverty.
Scrubs for Change will help fight the cycle of poverty and trafficking and provide opportunity for training and employment overseas. Employment and training are offered to young girls and women who have been either rescued or at risk of sex trafficking and poverty. This will aid in their rehabilitation, economic sustainability and empowerment.
Hope Ink is a non-profit organisation that through community development programs and social enterprises, impacts individuals both at a local and global level. We believe that by providing people with care, training, leadership and opportunity, individuals can develop their potential and become empowered to be all that they can be.
With your help, Hope Ink aspires to seed Scrubs For Change to continue its impact globally and to fight the vicious cycle of poverty, isolation and sexual exploitation through the rehabilitation and empowerment of young girls, women and families in Cambodia.
1) We need $15,000 to start Scrubs for Change. This involves training girls and women in sewing, manufacturing and production of scrubs ready for selling in Australia. By helping seed Scrubs For Change you will be giving girls and women hope in Cambodia and also allowing others in Australia to contribute and fight the cycle of poverty and abuse.
2) Share on facebook, Instagram, twitter. We need your help to spread the word. Join with us and fight for justice and hope.
By partnering with us you will be changing lives and providing a future that is hopeful. Your contribution will give women an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and sexual exploitation in Cambodia.