An estimated 1.2 million children are forced into slavery every year around the world, according to data from UNICEF, and most of them are trafficked for sexual exploitation. Carry an eco-friendly tote bag that helps fund fair-trade jobs for survivors of sexual slavery in the developing world with this Grassroots campaign: for $15, you get $30 worth of Freeset bags and merchandise from Better Way Imports. Sales of the bags support Freeset, an organization in Kolkata, India, that offers job training, education, and health benefits to women who have left the sex trade.
Better Way Imports distributes fair-trade gifts and accessories such as clothing, tote bags, and jewelry. The products are handmade by women who have escaped the sex-trafficking industry, and their profits go toward freeing more women from the slave trade. By promoting its partnership with 11 different organizations, including Freeset, Love Calcutta Arts, and Radiant Hope, Better Way Imports aims to help free slaves, create safe working environments, and bring more hopeful futures to women around the world.
Learn more about social ventures and the way Groupon is partnering with them at the Groupon Grassroots blog.