Watch the entire episode of A Closer Walk’s “Selling Stories (Thailand).”
Displaced families in the Karen hill regions of Thailand are susceptible to one of the most insidious effects of poverty: human trafficking. Young girls are offered lucrative jobs with cash upfront, an incentive most impoverished families simply cannot reject. What they usually don’t know, however, is that their daughters will likely become slaves to the commercial sex industry. Local ADRA workers Thomas and Joy give a tour of Keep Girls Safe, a center that shelters the most vulnerable of these girls and provides the skills and education they need to break the cycle of poverty and ignorance.
Airs Fridays at 7 PM EST on Hope Channel (www.hopetv.org).
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