Give hope for sexually exploited girls. Your gift will offer girls assistance like medical care, nutritious food, non formal education, vocational training, compassionate counseling, and, where possible, reintegration into a loving family environment.
An estimated 2 million children are enslaved and abused in the global commercial sex trade — most of them girls. Many children are sold into prostitution to pay off family debts or forcibly recruited from the street to work in brothels.
Girls who escape or are rescued face a difficult physical and emotional recovery process. "I wanted to run away, but I had nothing, and my family was too far away," remembers 15-year-old Sophea*. "Life was unbearable . . . worst were the beatings if I said ‘no.’"
You can help girls like Sophea recover from exploitation. The World Vision center was the first place in a long time where she felt safe. "I feel good here," she says. "I feel secure, nobody hurts me. I can learn to read and write properly for the first time."
*World Vision is committed to the highest standards of child protection and does not publish names or identifiable photos of exploited children without express permission.
We promise to honor your generosity and use your donation in the most effective way possible. The needs shown in this catalog reflect World Vision projects at the time of writing and the suggested donation amounts are based on periodic surveys of the countries we serve. Each item is representative of the gift category in which it appears and donations will be used to provide assistance where it is needed most within that category or to address a similar need.