Over the years, Algodones Mayas has developed a large network of 300 skilled artisans and weavers from different regions of the country. Artisan fa...Read more
Today, Fan’s scissors click with confidence behind a hair salon chair. But just a few years ago, she sat in a brothel on “Justice Street’ silently willing the minutes to tick by faster.
When Eden Outreach met Fan, she had been forced to drop out of school. Lacking job prospects, she followed a boyfriend who promised a life of love and luxury… only to manipulate her into prostitution. Under watchful eyes, we gave her a Christmas gift and our phone number. She soon called, inspired by the opportunity to make jewelry.
At Eden, Fan healed in therapy, trained rescued women in making jewelry just like this piece, and trained as a hairstylist. The cogs of justice have ground to a halt on Justice Street. But as our Outreach team continues to visit this dark area, each step we take is a small cog moving toward changing a broken system.
When someone like Fan starts a new life, the gears turn and the clock hands tick toward a time when justice will prevail.