Girls as young as three undergo sexual abuse in the places where we work in Indonesia. To protect the honor of families and adults, victims are shamed instead of helped and protected.
Adverse economic conditions and a lack of infrastructure leave much of the population impoverished, and women and children are particularly vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.
In our Anti-trafficking work in the red light districts, our co-workers offer friendships in brothel communities, engage women and girls in weekly Bible studies, and provide vocational training in a safe house. Learn more.
Our Children’s Outreach builds relationships with local children through weekly programs. The children receive a nutritious snack, and learn their value through Bible stories, songs and activities. Learn more.
Through Transformation Groups of 12-20, women learn of God’s love, develop job skills, administer a savings and lending pool, and support each other to succeed in businesses. She Is Safe Transformation Groups help to create role models of industry and dignity, and their daughters have a better future in store. Learn more.
“I felt too weak to care for my nine children, so they became a burden to me. Now I feel rich and strong. My children have become good to me.” – Susanti