Alejandra is single mother with three children, ages 4, 7, and 11. She learned the art of making paper rolled beads about 5 years ago. She was making this type of beaded jewelry to sell hoping to provide a better life for her children. BUT living in such a poor community her income was never enough.

The aftercare director knew of the struggles and situation in La Repressa. This small community is comprised of mostly Haitian refugees. Many of them are previous sex-trafficking victims as well. They live in such great poverty that they are very high-risk for trafficking. The aftercare director invited Alejandra and a few other women from La Repressa to join us during our training.

“I am so grateful for this support. Knowing that others care about me and want me to succeed gives me great hope. I know that if I work hard I will be able to provide more for my children. Thank you and God bless you.” - Alejandra