Joanna’s Journey to Empowerment

Earlier this summer, Joanna (name changed to protect her privacy) and 47 other survivors of trafficking, violence, and exploitation graduated from our Skills Training and Empowerment Program. STEP, as we call it for short, is a three-month program that digs into each survivor’s story and their hopes and dreams for the future. Most of the […]

Joshua reclaims his dreams, future, and freedom with your help

Since we first shared Joshua’s* story last year, he has made huge strides on his journey to freedom. As a child, Joshua was victimized by sexual abuse. Now, he is reclaiming his dreams and his future. Over the past 15 months, the Philippines has been in varying stages of lockdown. Hundreds of survivors, including Joshua, […]

Jennie’s Story

Jennie’s heart sank and panic set in when Metro Cebu locked down because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a young teen, Jennie was trafficked for sex and it took her years of support from her 10ThousandWindows care team to gain the confidence and workplace skills needed to succeed in the Philippines IT sector. Her hope […]

Creating jobs in the middle of an economic meltdown

Grace (pseudonym) thought she was on the pathway to economic freedom after being trafficked for sex as a teenager. She finished high school and one year of college with 10ThousandWindows’ support and had just started a new job at a local bakery in the Philippines.  Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.  The Philippines economy contracted nearly […]

Supporter Spotlight – Collin Chan

Collin has been a monthly donor to 10ThousandWindows since 2014! Without the dedicated generosity of our donors, our work restoring the lives of human trafficking survivors would not be possible. We took a few minutes to get to hear from Collin about why he supports 10ThousandWindows. Q & A with Collin Chan, Monthly Supporter Q: You’ve […]

Thea Was a Victim of Cybersex Trafficking

Thea’s dreams for her life were crushed by the nightmare of cybersex trafficking. We all have hopes and dreams for the future, whether it’s going to college, forging a meaningful career, or creating a better life for our children.  Thea wanted those same things. But as a young teenager, her dreams for a hope-filled future […]

Daniella escaped slavery forever

Daniella Escape slavery

Daniella* vividly remembers being trafficked repeatedly by her mom and aunt when she was a young teenager. The very people responsible for helping her thrive and succeed exploited her instead. “My life was all about pain. I thought it was endless. I did not have dreams or hope for my life.” When Daniella came to […]

Leah is helping trafficking survivors graduate from high school

Meet Leah, one of our amazing frontline staff members who helps trafficking survivors graduate from high school. In the Philippines, a high school diploma is the difference between a human trafficking survivor being competitive in the workforce, or constantly struggling to secure gainful employment. 10ThousandWindows’ Education Program supports survivors as they study to earn their […]

Taking Strides Against Slavery

One family’s mission to take strides against slavery When Jamie Mikol of Knoxville, TN heard about Stride Against Slavery, she thought it was the perfect opportunity to get her family involved and raise awareness about human trafficking by taking strides against slavery. “In the middle of a pandemic I can’t even fathom what these women […]

Claire’s Story

In the dark early days of the pandemic, you gave Claire hope In the darkest days of the pandemic, 10ThousandWindows supporters were a lifesaving force for survivors like Claire.  As a child, Claire (name changed to protect survivor privacy) was sexually exploited by a close family member, leaving her with deep emotional and psychological wounds. […]