Made of three chrysocholla stones - believed to bring harmony to the wearer - this necklace helps support a new and empowered life for the survivors who make it. 19" on knotted cord with silver hook and eye closure. Rahab, Thailand
- Semi-precious stone necklace with three chrysacolla stones
- 19" on knotted cord with sterling silver hook and eye closure
- Fair trade necklace
- Made in Thailand
Most of the survivors in our programs are young women or older teens who were trafficked and rescued early in life. However, older women who have been exploited for many years also yearn for a different way of life, and sometimes find it through our economic empowerment programs and partner programs such as Rahab, where this necklace is made. Fon was trafficked at 14 and spent a lifetime in the brothels of Patpong Thailand. "I came to the bars of Patpong when I was 14 years old. My parents separated and me and my 4 siblings were split between my parents. I went with my father to Rayong. When I was 14, I came to Bangkok looking for my mother. My mother was not interested in caring for my or looking after me so I got a job in a massage parlor in Patpong on the advice of a friend".
"When I was young and beautiful, I had a number of foreign “boyfriends” who cared for me and sent me money when they left Thailand. As I got older, and was not seen as beautiful any longer, the only place I could work was in the sex shows. I was about 50 when I went there. I then married a Thai man who did not like my working in the bars so arranged for me to be a tout on the street where I would entice men into the bars. I had known about Rahab for many years, but never visited. Many of them at Rahab made friends with me. Koi and Maniwan would talk to me on the street and were able to pray with me for my ill health. After a frightening experience where I was almost hit by a bullet, I came by myself to Rahab the next day. At that time I was living with family, who were not interested in me apart from the money I put towards my rent, so when Prai told me about living at Rahab House for free and rice being provided for me, I chose to do so. Iam now 58 and had been in Patpong for 44 years. I love making jewelry and have helped sevearl other women get out of the red light area".