Five years ago, I had the great privilege of doing short term work with the Tamar Center in Pattaya, Thailand. Pattaya is known as the unofficial hub of sex trafficking in the world. What I witnessed there changed my life.
Every day, the Tamar Center opens its doors to the prostitutes of the Red Light District, training them in new employment, and offering a clear way out of the cycle of sex trafficking.
As I spoke with the girls, their hunger for a better life away from the bars was apparent. These weren't sex objects; they were mothers, friends, girlfriends, and some of the kindest people I've ever met. Their lives were a cycle of shame, addiction, and constant abuse. However, the moment they walked through the doors of the Tamar Center, they were offered the tremendous gift of a new chance at life.
Many women in Thailand fall into prostitution as a means to take care of their families. The people of the Tamar Center open doors so these women can find other means of employment and are no longer forced to sell their bodies on the streets.
At Tres Jolie Weddings, we believe in the work being done to free men and women caught in the hell of sex trafficking. That is why we are so excited to announce that we are now partnering with the Tamar Center project. A portion of every purchase from Tres Jolie goes straight to the amazing work being done in Thailand!
As a bride on the brink of happiness, you can help save a woman on the brink of the hell of sex trafficking.
For more information on the work of the Tamar Center, or to donate, you can visit their website: https://www.tamarcenter.org/