Rescue A Child From Sex Trafficking
We are a young couple engaged to be married this coming July in Portugal. We have opted for a simple ceremony in the presence of our most immediate family (and Dumbo, our puppy). For our honeymoon, we have chosen to go to the Himalayas, India and Sri Lanka. We are super excited about all of this!
So, what do our wedding choices have to do with rescuing a child sold into sex trafficking? We believe that everyone, especially a child, should have the right to also *choose* who she will marry with. Just like us. We feel fortunate for having been able to choose whom we decided to marry. We know that choosing is a privilege not open to all.
That is why we have a personal appeal to make: please help us rescue a child sold into sex trafficking.
Currently in Vietnam, there is a horrendous epidemic involving school age children being raptly abducted within the rural communities and being sold off into the sex and human trafficking trade outside of the country, primarily in China.
If everyone reading this donates just five euros/dollars, we will be able to rescue one child sold into sex trafficking. A larger donation will, of course, help even more children!
If you would like to extend your wedding wishes to us in the form of a gift, please consider donating in our honor to the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation in Vietnam, run by our friend Michael Bros. We have seen with our own eyes Michael's dedication to the kids he is rescuing. Michael really is an angel to these kids and we trust him wholeheartedly.
This is Michael:
This is 'Lan' a trafficking survivor reunited with her mother:
The donations will rescue trafficking victims like 'Lan' - a young woman who was sold for forced marriage in China. The trafficker befriended Lan and offered her an opportunity to be his business partner. Lan only knew she was tricked until they reached the border between Vietnam and China after a long travel for "business purpose".
After being locked down and beaten, Lan got a chance to contact her family in Vietnam and call for help reached Blue Dragon Foundation. She was rescued in May and is now safe in her mother's loving arms. The foundation will continue to support Lan. Lan dreams of becoming a chef and the Foundation helps her to enroll in a vocational training school where she can learn to become a chef in the coming months.
To date, Michael and Blue Dragon Children's Foundation has:
Rescued 765 people from trafficking
Represented 63 people in court cases
Sent 4,827 kids back to school & training
and provided shelter to 574 girls & boys
We hope that the children we together are helping will also be able to *choose* - whom they marry, where they work, and how they live their lives in the pursuit of happiness.
We will personally write you a thank you note for your good wishes.
Please help us to make this happen and donate now!
Inês Leite and Luis Plácido
Know more about Blue Dragon
$70 will send a child in a rural village to school for one year
$100 will provide emergency shelter for a child in crisis
$200 will reunite a child on the streets with their family
$500 will rescue a child trafficked into labour exploitation
$3000 will rescue a girl sold into sex trafficking
There are two websites raising money for this cause.
If you have PayPal and are concerned about getting a tax deduction, please consider this link: https://www.gofundme.com/ines-and-luis-team
If you do not have PayPal please consider this link: https://www.gofundme.com/ines-and-luis-team2
07-06-2018 : the campaign has raised a total of: $2397