When you wear or gift this beautiful sterling silver necklace, you become part of the community of support for a woman freed from slavery. Three tiny sterling silver lotus flower charms garnish three strands of natural jute cord with a sterling silver clasp. Each necklace was handmade by women who are survivors of human trafficking in Mumbai, India.
- .925 sterling silver & brown jute cord
- Approximately 0.25" diameter (0.5 cm) on 16" L (45.7 cm) cord
- Handmade in and fairly traded from India
Made by: Made by Survivors
Made By Survivors was founded by Sarah Symons and John Berger in 2005. John and Sarah are married and together have built Made By Survivors from the ground up, using their life savings and selling their house to fund the start up costs. Today they operate programs serving hundreds of sex trade survivors in India, Nepal, Cambodia and Thailand. Most exciting is the fact that the survivors who joined the programs a few years ago are now managing the programs, traveling all over India and Nepal as trainers and mentors to newly rescued girls.
They train survivors and create jobs in highly respected professions, with high wages that develop business and entrepreneurial skills. One of the most successful programs is the jewelry program.
Their survivor-metalsmiths are breaking gender barriers, earning a middle class wage, rescuing others, and uplifting their families and communities. They are earning more than their peers, more than their husbands, more than they themselves could ever have imagined. They couldn’t imagine any future at all when they were living in brothels. Now their dreams are limitless! “