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Freeset Helps Free the Indentured in India

Posted by DK on October 7, 2009

Some friends of mine are hosting a talk by the founder of Freeset, Kerry Hilton. From the website:

Freeset exists specifically to provide freedom for women from the sex trade, women who were forced into prostitution by trafficking or poverty. These women didn't choose their profession — it was chosen for them.

Now, they're being offered a real choice. When they choose to work at Freeset, they can start new lives, regain dignity in their communities, and begin a journey towards healing and wholeness.

All profits from Freeset in Kolkata benefit the women (salary, health insurance and retirement plan) and are used to grow the business. This means more women can be employed and experience freedom.

The great thing is, when you buy a Freeset product, you directly participate in a woman's journey to freedom.

Freeset trains these women to make custom bags and tee shirts. I'm not sure how differentiated the bags are from other bags, but the story is pretty unique.

The talk starts at 2:30pm this Sunday in Tarrytown, NY at the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns (42N Broadway, Tarrytown, NY). Stop by if you want to learn more.

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