Who They Are

International Sanctuary is a nonprofit that supports human trafficking victims. Their mission statement says it all: to empower girls and women escaping human trafficking to embrace their true identity and worth.

To accomplish their mission, they provide income opportunities, education, healthcare services, and a sense of community for women escaping human trafficking. The sanctuaries they operate are non-residential community centers where survivors are trained, employed, and given access to a supportive community. 

Currently, they serve five regions:

  • Mumbai, India
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • Tijuana, Mexico
  • Orange County, CA
  • Cebu, Philippines

They employ survivors through the social enterprise PURPOSE Jewelry. From handcrafting, packaging, and processing to inventorying, signing, and shipping, the jewelry is strictly created and handled by human trafficking survivors. 

Sales from PURPOSE Jewelry along with donations fund International Sanctuary.