|Me / Somaly Mam|
Under a Tree Clothing Exchange chooses to support Project future.
Project Future is a not for profit organisation inspired by the story of former Cambodian sex slave, Somaly Mam.
"Forced to work in a brothel along with other children, Somaly was brutally tortured and raped on a daily basis. One night, she was made to watch as her best friend was viciously murdered. Fearing she would meet that same fate, Somaly heroically escaped her captors and set about building a new life for herself. She vowed never to forget those left behind and has since dedicated her life to saving victims and empowering survivors."
I was so honoured to sit next to Somaly Mam this month at Project Futures launch. She was shining with beads and grace. I was moved by Somaly's courage to act on her compassion.She was a victim but has made the stand to become the voice to the voiceless. This is something that moves me to tears.
Somaly Mam shared with me what it is we can do to help.
She spoke about giving from the heart. The girls need to know that they are loved and accepted, it gives the girls the possibility to dream, to live again.
Did you know that 1 in 40 girls in Cambodia have been sold into sexual slavery?