Program Updates

May 12, 2015
Economic Empowerment In El Salvador

One of the most frequently asked questions from our supporters is, “How long can a woman stay in Free The Girls program selling bras?”   However long it takes. We know that every woman’s journey is different....

April 24, 2015
Selling Bras In Uganda

When we started our job creation program in Uganda last year, we had over 20 women, eager to sign up and start selling bras. Working in a developing country means working within an ever-changing set of governmental parameters. In Uganda, this meant we could only import new bra inventory. This model didn’t fit within our...

February 16, 2015
El Salvador Needs Bras

In-country program staff person, Evelyn, sorting bras for the Free The Girls program through Mission To El Salvador When our partners at Mission to El Salvador (MTES) started a Free The Girls...

February 16, 2015
What Is An Everyday Abolitionist

Five years ago, I would have never thought of myself as an abolitionist.  In my mind, slavery ended in the United States in 1865 and, along with it, went the abolitionist movement. Enter Free The Girls with their cheeky name and catchy slogan, “Donate a Bra. Give a Former Slave a...

January 16, 2015
“I’m A Businesswoman!”

A story from our partners at Kwagala Project in Uganda: This year, Kwagala Project teamed up with Free the Girls, a Mozambique-based...

December 22, 2014
Constance’s Christmas Wish

Recidivism. It isn’t a topic anyone wants to hear about when it comes to the women in our job creation program. But recidivism is part of the reality of working with broken people. Meet Constance. She has a dry wit. She can deadpan a joke so well her listeners are left baffled, or in stitches. Constance is the mother of a fun...

December 21, 2014
Providing Financial Freedom for Survivors of Sex Trafficking

Jon Snyder, from Free The Girls partner program Mission To El Salvador, teaching a finance class to the women in our El Salvador program. Meet Marta. She grew up in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in El Salvador where gangs rule with violence and fear. As a teenager, she was exploited by one of the gangs...

November 5, 2014
Mozambique Needs Bras

Today our partners in Mozambique sent us a picture of their bra inventory storage unit. We are pleased that the program is doing so well and the girls there are selling bras with so much success. However, with that success comes a dwindling supply of inventory. We want to ship a full container of 600+ boxes of bras (that is...

September 5, 2014
Shirt Design Contest

From subtle simplicity to edgy abstraction, let your inner artist run wild!   Who knows best what the next Free The Girls t-shirt should look like? YOU, our incredible, fashionable supporters!  Free The Girls is pleased to announce we are now accepting designs for...

September 1, 2014
The Face of Human Trafficking in El Salvador

    Who is buying young girls in El Salvador? Businessmen, radio announcers, and television personalities. As of now, these clients remain faceless and nameless.   This blog originally appeared on