Child trafficking in the modern world: A tragedy we can all help to fight without much effort
30 May 2019 at 7:30 am
This EOFY is the perfect opportunity to start making a stand and saving tax in the process.
There are over 1 million children each year who are trafficked, sold or forced into the sex trade due to tragic circumstances beyond their control.
Due to the work of Destiny Rescue, empowered by ordinary people just like you, thousands of children have been rescued from a life of sexual abuse – the youngest, sadly, was just 17 months old.
With loving care and qualified help, rescued children are restored to health physically, psychologically and emotionally, and provided with the tools for them to forge their true destiny.
One such child is Sally, who is a perfect example of how children can transition from broken to amazing with the help of Destiny Rescue.
Sally’s family was extremely poor and struggling to survive. Her dad was a drug addict and she had been forced to seek work to pay off his debts and to help support her younger brother and sister.
During the Duterte war on drugs, Sally’s father was fatally shot. With no other means to support herself and her siblings, she felt she had no choice but to endure her life of enslavement and abuse.
One of our undercover agents, posing as a customer, met Sally in a bar in Metro Manila. She was just 15 years old and had been forced to sell her virginity for around 4,500php (around $120).
Over time the agent developed a trusting relationship with Sally. It was hard for her to trust at first. Men had made her promises of a better life before. Eventually, she revealed her story to him and as the friendship grew, she allowed herself to be rescued.
With much hard work, perseverance and financial support from Destiny Rescue, Sally turned her life around. She finished school while at Destiny Rescue. She took the initiative to enrol herself at college and is now, a confident and successful young lady with a career in advertising.
She claims that Destiny Rescue was the best thing that happened in her life and she is now giving back herself. Every month she buys clothes and food, cooks meals and takes them to homeless people she spends time with.
Destiny Rescue is an Australian-based, internationally recognised, not-for-profit organisation, which has been at the forefront of rescuing trafficked and sexually-enslaved children from predominantly S.E. Asian and Caribbean hotspots for many years.
In 2018 alone, they rescued 1,074 lives. Their goal for 2019 is 1,250.
Their holistic approach ensures that rescued children are provided with the care and assistance to meet their individual needs and to give them the best chance to fulfil their goals, dreams and destiny. However, they can’t do it without your help.
Destiny Rescue relies solely on the generosity of private donors and sponsors like you.
A donation before 30 June to support the work of Destiny Rescue will reduce your taxable income and help to secure a nice tax refund in July.
Even more rewarding will be knowing that you are making a difference and making a stand against the injustice of human trafficking, exploitation and abuse.
Find out more about Destiny Rescue and their work here.
Make a donation here. Thank you!