RESTORING HOPE TO WOMEN ESCAPING HUMAN TRAFFICKING & EXPLOITATION
Starfish Project restores hope to women escaping human trafficking and exploitation in Asia. We provide life-changing opportunities through our Holistic Care Programs and our social enterprise where women create beautiful jewelry and become managers, accountants, graphic designers, and photographers.
Through our Holistic Care Programs, we provide vocational training, healthcare, shelter, counseling, and education grants for our women and their children. Starfish Project has employed over 125 women and has served thousands through our Community Outreach Services.
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!”