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RESTORING HOPE TO WOMEN ESCAPING HUMAN TRAFFICKING & EXPLOITATION
Starfish Project is an organization that cares for women escaping human trafficking and exploitation in Asia. We provide life-changing opportunities through our Holistic Care Programs and our innovative social enterprise where women create beautiful jewelry, but also become managers, accountants, graphic designers, and photographers.
Through our holistic care programs we provide each woman with vocational training, health care, shelter, counseling, as well as child education grants for women and children. Starfish Project has employed over 100 women and has served thousands through our Community Outreach Services.
We care for women escaping human trafficking and exploitation with a three-pronged approach:
Growth is an essential aspect of Starfish Project. We believe that through accomplishing professional, relational and emotional goals that people gain a sense of value and achievement. We strive to provide people with opportunities to live out of their strengths and work on areas of growth.
At Starfish Project, we strive to foster an environment of authenticity. We seek to build relationships built on trust, humility, and kindness. We believe that people are responsible for their own growth but we choose to walk alongside each other to encourage, challenge and build one another up.
Celebrating and respecting the uniqueness and value of every individual is foundational to Starfish Project. We are determined to support one another in all situations; celebrate each other’s accomplishments; and appreciate the gifts, talents and culture each person brings to Starfish Project.
At Starfish Project, we do everything to the best of our ability and strive for excellence in every area. We recognize that each individual and department has a key role in the success and growth of Starfish Project.
The Starfish Parable
One day, an old man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked he came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one.
Puzzled, the man looked at the boy and asked what he was doing. Without looking up from his task, the boy simply replied, “I’m saving these starfish, Sir”.
The old man chuckled aloud, “Son, there are thousands of starfish and only one of you. What difference can you make?”
The boy picked up a starfish, gently tossed it into the water and turning to the man, said,
“I made a difference to that one!”