Shooting Star Necklace
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Item #: 102831
Approximately 28" silver rope necklace with punched silver disks
Silver cording and silver filigree disks evoke shooting stars as you don this easy, elegant necklace. Handcrafted by women who have been exploited in the sex industry of China, now empowered to work with dignity.
Where this product came from
Teams of women walk through the red-light districts of China offering words of kindness, encouragement, and hope. Returning time and again, they build relationships with the women they meet. Knowing that most did not choose the lives they are living, the outreach teams offer these women a chance to start again. At the China Outreach safehouse, they receive shelter, medical checkups and treatment, crisis pregnancy counseling, vocational training, and employment. China Outreach’s programs also extend beyond its own borders. If a woman cannot come to them, our partners meet her right where she is—on the streets, inside a brothel, or even in a prison cell. They build relationships with the mafia, pimps, and brothel owners, working to bring about a change of heart. In places where women are deceived into lives of darkness, our partners bring light and hope. Your purchase of their product helps these women find safety, healing, and the promise of a better life.
Xiao Fang came to the city full of hope. With her new job, she could finally support her family back in the village. She stepped off the bus, eager to begin her work at a large supermarket. But her excitement soon turned to horror when, hours later, she woke from a drug-induced sleep, trapped within the walls of a brothel. The job offer had been a ruse. She could do nothing but wait, trembling, as her captors auctioned off her virginity to the highest bidder. Just when Xiao Fang had given up hope, the brothel was raided by the police. Thinking she was finally rescued, she instead found herself treated as a criminal and thrown into prison. Xiao Fang’s true rescue came when our partners visited the prison. They brought her to live at their shelter, finally giving her safety and a family she could trust. Now Xiao Fang is slowly finding healing, working with dignity, and supporting her family back home.