7 New Businesses!!!
Last week was a week of celebration. After 3 long years of emails, phone calls, Skype dates, tears and prayers, the Bra Selling Program in Costa Rica officially began with seven women starting their businesses last week.
The learning curve for selling bras can be tricky for some, but every woman has sold some of her inventory and one woman had almost sold her entire first bag of bras by Wednesday!!! These women know how to hustle! They had already completed 6 weeks of job skills training, and when they arrived on Monday to receive the bras, we heard they were so very excited!
These words from our Program Partners back in February keep replaying in our minds:
"We have known so many women who were tricked into a life of prostitution and sex slavery, that financially see no way out of their current situations. The ability to provide stability, training, family and most of all HOPE to such a deeply wounded population is something we’ve been waiting for and hoping for for YEARS and will make a HUGE impact on the landscape of freedom for these women."
Thank you to all who helped make this possible!!! There are 7 new businesses out in the world because of you. 7 women who are taking to the streets to sell bras, not their bodies. 7 families beginning the long journey towards true freedom.
This is why we do what we do.
If this inspires you, check out some of the ways you can get involved!