As many of you know I am serving as an intern with the Oakley House in Boulder this year. One of the opportunties in this program this fall was to use my craft as a photographer for a Reintegra: Adopt a Dream Event. Tht evening we heard from Neli Delgado as she told her story of surviving human trafficking and her current dreams to advocate for others and help end systemic poverty in her nation.
This December 13th, I will join a team of 7 others as we will spend a week in Mexico City serving exploring the work of Reintegra as they help other survivors like Neli. This trip is designed to give us more interaction with survivors as well as educate us on advocacy and elements of this issue. We will also have the privilege of seeing Mimi, another of the survivors Reintegra supports, graduate from law school. I will again get to use my gifts in photography by taking take some headshots of the 8 women survivors that will continue to help tell their stories to the world. I am excited to see my vision increase and how I can make a greater impact for good with my skills and abilities.
I need to raise $1329 for the trip to cover my flight, housing and other expenses while in-country. I would also like to raise an additional $500 each to go directly to the cause to helping survivors. This makes my total financial goal $1829. Would you please consider helping me reach this goal? You can do so by clicking on the link below or at the thermometer to the side. All gifts are tax-deductible.
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Check out an inspiring story from Paty, one of the survivors Reintegra supports. Paty is currently attending law school but also interns with a prevention organization called Sin Trata. Paty advocates to young children all the way up to college-aged young professionals. At times Paty can be found speaking in front of hundreds of people at one time that are entranced with her story and made aware of the dangers of trafficking. Paty’s dream is to become a justice lawyer and advocate on behalf of other survivors. View Paty’s story on CNN Freedom Project.