Christen Smith wrote -
Thank you friends and family for celebrating my bday with me: in this way we have raised over 3.5k for Nomi Network over the last 3 years!! This year, through their Holiday Campaign: #LoveInAction, there are generous donors who are matching donations up to 40k.
Check out their booth at the Union Square Holiday market for some great gifts crafted by the women employed through their programs. (also available online: http://www.buyherbagnotherbody.com/)
Much love and appreciation, Christen
P.S. Some highlights of their achievements this past year:
-trained 60 additional women in industrial sewing, painting and entrepreneurship
-helped sustain and create 392 jobs in Cambodia and India
-provided one-on-one technical assistance and capacity building to 11 organizations that provide services to survivors and women at risk of human trafficking
-helped our trainees in Bihar, India open the first women-owned and run boutique in their district
-the average savings of each woman in our most rural empowerment program is 11,000 Rupees which is significant given most community members have no savings at all.
Next year, with our advanced training center in Cambodia in full swing, we will train hundreds more women and help create 500 more jobs in the regions where we work.