April 16, 2015
Bethany O: Why I Volunteer

I volunteer because I am a Christian and I believe that I’m called to help others however I can. I try to show His love for all people through my actions and words. I believe that through the act of service people can feel that they are loved and that they matter. Volunteering has been a part of my...

April 15, 2015
Rhonda C: Why I Volunteer

I volunteer because when I consider all the hurting souls in the world–the impoverished, the oppressed, the disadvantaged, the marginalized–I know that, without a doubt, I could so easily find myself in their shoes. It is only by God’s grace that I might be in a better place right now. And when I...

April 13, 2015
Ashley K: Why I Volunteer

I volunteer because I have many many privileges that others do not. Some of those privileges give me the ability to make a difference in the lives of others. Some of those privileges allow me the time, money, education, technology and opportunity needed to give of myself to others who are less fortunate. I...

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 22, 2014
All I Want For Christmas

Melissa Watson is a volunteer member of our Board of Directors and serves as our part-time National Director. She lives in Phoenix with her husband Mac. It’s no secret that Free The Girls is not just my job, it’s a passion. Looking forward to 2015, FTG is excited about the possibility...

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...

September 3, 2014
How Does Clean Water Help Prevent Human Trafficking?

I was nine or ten years old when I came across the word “prostitute” in a joke book and asked my mom what it meant. I don’t recall what her answer was, although I know she gave me some explanation.   From there I formed some primitive understanding of what a prostitute was, and I could not...

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

August 28, 2014
Talking to Kids about Human Trafficking

I choose not to shield my son from the horrible things, because the horrible things need people like him to help fix them. There are a lot of moments in a child’s life that make their parents stop and think. I had one of these the other day. Recently I began to volunteering for Free The...