Elated to share that next Friday March 14th from 7:30-11am we are offering a donation based yoga extravaganza to raise awareness and support for a fabulous local organization called Seeds of Hope! Seeds of Hope provides safety, rehabilitation, and education for at risk, or sexually exploited/trafficked children, ages 8-17. They specialize in creating club houses all over Costa Rica that house, feed and educate these children who have been sold into the sex trade to make food money for their families.
Prostitution is legal here in Costa Rica with no ramification for human traffickers. This has opened the door to a multimillion dollar industry where even the parents of some of these children have begun selling their own kids for additional income! 10% of tourists who visit Costa Rica engage in sex tourism, with 80% of that number coming from the US. Interpol named Costa Rica the fastest growing capital for sex tourism in Latin America.
As you can imagine I want to do everything in my power to prevent these children from a lifetime of sex slavery. The beauty in this story is that the girls who pass through Seeds of Hope learn essential life skills they can use to make money. One of them being jewelry making! 100% of the proceeds raised from the pieces goes directly back to benefit the girls. We will be showcasing their beautiful work on Friday!
We are also working with Seeds of Hope to teach the girls permaculture so they can begin to grow their own food.
Come out to play on your mat to benefit these incredible girls!
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