Stories

June 10, 2015
FREEdom In A Box

  When the truck door rolled open to reveal 5 tall pallets of boxes emblazoned with the Free The Girls logo, Evelyn and the group of women waiting with her began to cheer and laugh. Most of the people gathered to help unload the truck had been unconsciously holding their...

June 8, 2015
MOPS Are Amazing

MOPS International has been partnering with Free The Girls to collect bra donations from their local communities for quite some time now. Recently we have had such an influx of donations from them that we felt we needed to celebrate! MOPS, you have blown us away with your ability to bring bras in! MOPS groups all over the country have...

May 28, 2015
A Man With An Umbrella

One of the more frequently asked questions about our program is this: How did Free The Girls come up with the idea that gently-used bras could help provide job opportunities for survivors of sex trafficking? In 2010, Free The Girls founders Dave and Amy Terpstra were getting ready to move their family to Mozambique to become...

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...

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...