What is Made by Survivors?
Made by Survivors is an international nonprofit and social enterprise which employs and educates survivors of slavery and people at extreme risk, including many women and children living in extreme poverty.
Our programs provide training in highly respected professions and wages high enough to pull people out of poverty and support themselves independently. Beautiful jewelry and gifts made by our survivor-artisans are sold on this site and in retail stores across America, with 100% of profits going to support rescue and aftercare. Womens empowerment and Fair Trade with fashion and style.
The four women from our jewelry program that recently moved out on their own are doing great and learning some good lessons. At first they were super excited to get out of the shelter home but now they are realizing they have to buy and cook their own food, wash their own clothes and pay their own bills and the shelter home is looking pretty good now! It actually warms our hearts to see them dealing with these normal, everyday problems. It means they are truly on their way!! Please leave a comment to offer them a few words of encouragement and advice. We will show the girls your responses! Thanks!