IRVINE, Calif., — iSanctuary, a social enterprise which employs survivors of human trafficking in both India and the United States through the production and sale of fashion jewelry, was one of the organizations which exhibited at the Business4Better (B4B) Conference and Exhibition held on May 1-2, 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. B4B is a community partnership movement, and focuses on active engagement within the communities in which businesses operate. “This was an amazing opportunity for us as an organization. What a platform for non-profits and corporations to be able to come together and connect in one space,” said Wendy Dailey, Co-Founder of iSanctuary.
iSanctuary is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which serves survivors of human trafficking, both internationally and domestically. In India, iSanctuary trains and employs women rescued from trafficking through the skill of jewelry-making. The women are able to produce jewelry and make double the Indian fair trade wage doing so. In the US, iSanctuary has developed a program called POST (Professional Opportunities for Survivors of Trafficking), which is a job-readiness training program for survivors rescued from the United States. Through the program, they are able to gain the valuable skills they need to be able to get a full time job elsewhere. “We were grateful to be able to highlight the work we’re doing with survivors rescued locally. The opportunities for local collaborations and partnerships presented themselves as well at B4B. We’ll look forward to attending next year!” said Dailey.
iSanctuary is a 501c3 organization whose mission is to advocate for exploited people of the world, to educate the public about human trafficking and its prevention, and to be instrumental in providing survivors the means to be reintegrated as valued members of a community. For more information, visit www.isanctuary.org.