Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Bags To Freedom

My nephew Josh is still serving with a mission team in Calcutta. He has been there since August and will be coming home Dec. 15th. He posted something so cool on his blog today. Apparently, Calcutta has a HUGE sex-trade. There is an organization that is offering women a way out of this life...and Josh knows some of the folks involved in this organization. They teach the women a trade and pay them a fair wage. They make beautiful bags...and they are available for sale.
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The Freeset Story

Each Freeset Bag tells a story of one woman's journey to freedom. She used to stand with 6,000 other prostitutes in a small but well known area of North Calcutta. She didn't choose her profession; it chose her. Poverty does that. It robs people of their dignity and children of their innocence.

She still lives in the same area, but instead of selling her body she makes Freeset Bags. Now she has choices, the choice to work decent hours for decent pay, to re-establish her dignity in her community and to learn to read and write. Now her daughter won't have to stand in the street selling her body like her mother used to. Freedom has been passed on to the next generation.
By purchasing a Freeset Bag, you become part of the story of freedom. Thank you!

These bags are available for purchase on eBay: http://stores.ebay.com/Asha-Imports_Freeset-Bags_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ4069909QQftidZ2QQtZkm

1 comment:

Elysa said...

Thanks for blogging about this, Deidra. I love finding gift ideas that you know are going to really make a difference in someone's life.