Artisan Spotlight: Purpose

This month we recognise our amazing women artisans from India. 

One of these groups is Purpose whose jewellery is handcrafted by survivors of modern-day slavery in India with 100% of proceeds benefitting International Sanctuary, a non profit that provides holistic care for young women rescued from sex trafficking.

By providing meaningful employment through International Sanctuary's social enterprise, Purpose Jewelry, girls are able to support themselves and obtain job training and experience. Through iSanctuary's wide range of holistic care services young women can begin to heal and grow in mind, body, and soul. It is iSanctuary's mission to not just sustain victims of modern-day slavery, but to provide the tools and life skills they need to embrace their true identity and worth, and transform into survivors with true freedom. To date iSanctuary has:

  • Served 300 young women in iSanctuary's Mumbai Centre
  • 8 aftercare homes have implemented iSanctuary's self-sufficiency training
  • $120,000 USD given directly to survivors in the form of pay checks
  • 10 new sanctuary centres planned to open worldwide by 2020

Watch the inspiring work of iSanctuary