Thursday, July 23, 2009

Faithventure Focus: SariBari.com

An innovative faith venture in Kolkata, India, provides hope and a future for disadvantaged women attempting to leave the sex trade.

SariBari.com, a business as ministry program of Word Made Flesh, produces beautiful blankets and hand bags handcrafted by women living in the organization’s Kolkata safe home. Each product, available for purchase on the web site, arrives stitched with the name of the woman rebuilding her life. Over the last few years, SariBari, which means clothing home, has grown to employ 40 women. The organization’s mission seeks “the freedom and restoration of Kolkata’s red-light areas through dignity-giving employment opportunities for women affected by the sex trade.”

Visit the web site to view items for sale and learn about ways to get involved in this creative life-affirming ministry to the poor.

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