Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Freedom

In my line of work, I come across stories about 'Poverty', 'Child Slavery', 'Social Injustice' and 'Human Trafficking', among many others.

I came across this company which produces Freeset bags and got to know the story behind each bag and would like to share this story with you.

The Freeset Story

Each Freeset Bag tells a story of one woman's journey to freedom. She used to stand with 6,000 other prostitutes in a small but well known area of North Calcutta. She didn't choose her profession; it chose her. Poverty does that. It robs people of their dignity and children of their innocence.

She still lives in the same area, but instead of selling her body she makes Freeset Bags. Now she has choices, the choice to work decent hours for decent pay, to re-establish her dignity in her community and to learn to read and write. Now her daughter won't have to stand in the street selling her body like her mother used to. Freedom has been passed on to the next generation.

2 comments:

tiee said...

an insightful story. really an eye opener. thanks for sharing. this reminds us how lucky we are actually. should be more grateful now..God bless those people.

PengPeng彬彬 said...

my exact thought tie. we should count our blessings. as Malaysians, we are quite lucky.

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