Being trafficked often isn’t the first abuse experienced. 70-90% of survivors of sex trafficking say they were sexually abused in childhood and this was a major factor in their decision to leave home.
Protect Me Project
Having raised funds for two years to help friends assist exploited people in their exit from slavery, Roberto & Carla Marroquín realized so few found freedom, and those who did suffered with life-long trauma. In 2010 The Marroquíns launched a pilot program on the campus of the University of Managua in Nicaragua to PREVENT sex trafficking. Today Protect Me Project teams are at work in six countries to get there before the trafficker.
Where We Work