Consider voting for Freeset Bags & Apparel in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest.
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Freeset cares about the thousands in West Bengal, India who are vulnerable to sex trafficking. These women don’t get to choose their occupation, and they want to change that. They make bags, tees, and hand-woven fabrics, and love that they are part of India’s long tradition of cotton and jute production.
Freeset began in Sonagachi, one of Asia’s largest red-light areas with ~10,000 sex workers, many of whom were taken from homes in villages and communities across West Bengal. Through jobs at Freeset making bags and tees, they worked to build new homes and a new community of freedom in Kolkata. In buying Freeset, you’re strengthening homes and communities.
With this grant, Freeset could train 50 women and provide an opportunity for freedom.
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