Based in United States

Starfish Project

A For-profit with social mission

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Organization Details

Starfish Project is a social enterprise that cares for women and girls escaping human trafficking and exploitation in China.  We help women experience freedom, establish independence, and develop careers.  Starfish Project provides life-changing opportunities through our Holistic Care Program and our innovative social enterprise where women not only create beautiful jewelry, but also become managers, accountants, graphic designers, and photographers. 

Our Program provides each woman with vocational training, health care, shelter, counseling, child education grants, in addition to stable employment.  Founded in 2006, Starfish Project has employed over 125 women and has serve thousands through our Community Outreach Services.

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Impact Story

Here is a testimony from one of the women in our after-care Program, Mae Lee:

"In my whole life, I have never attended school. When I was little, my parents forbade me from going to school because they thought it was a waste of time and money for girls to be educated. They only allowed my brothers to go to school. When every semester started, I remember clearly that seeing the other kids go to school would always make me so sad; I could do nothing but hide myself and cry. Whenever I was free, I would stand at the gate of the school trying to listen to what the teacher was saying. I admired those students. I hoped I could learn things like them one day.

Now, I realize that my dreams have come true. I never thought I would have the chance to study, especially for a woman at my age. Ever since I joined Starfish Project I have been learning how to write and read Chinese characters through the classes they provide. I am even studying English and computers. I am so happy that I can finally be able to learn as a student from my amazing teachers at Starfish Project."