Made by Survivors
by Survivors’ mission is to fight slavery and other severe human rights
abuses with employment, education and entrepreneurship, helping
survivors and people at high risk to get free and remain free forever from slavery and all other forms of exploitation.
Their vision is to
give survivors the tools they need to overcome tremendous stigma and to
advance far above the poverty line, transforming their identity and
social status. Made by Survivors' programs empower marginalized girls and women to
become leaders in their families and communities, who are able to rescue
and uplift others, helping to end slavery once and for all.
When rescued, trafficking victims face huge challenges. Without job
opportunities or even basic education, many are trafficked again, or
fall back into exploitative situations because they have no other
options for survival.
Founded in 1995, Made by Survivors provides jobs, education and shelter to
survivors of slavery, child marriage, and other human rights abuses in
India, Nepal, Cambodia and Thailand, where human trafficking is a huge
They train survivors and create jobs in highly respected professions, with
high wages that develop business and entrepreneurial skills. One of their
most successful programs is our Jewelry Program. In India,
metalsmithing is traditionally a male-only profession. Our
survivor-metalsmiths are breaking gender barriers, earning a middle
class wage, rescuing others, and uplifting their families and
To see our Made by Survivors jewelry line, visit us