Eden: Furnishing New Futures
Even in a city like Hong Kong, it can be easy for vulnerable women to fall into exploitative sex work. It can, equally, be very, very difficult to get out. NGO Eden exists to walk alongside women who want to exit the sex industry but lack the information, skills or job opportunities to do so. When they were planning their new community centre in Yau Ma Tei, Eden contacted Crossroads for help. They had the space, but needed furniture to fill it. We were only too happy to help with some of the furnishings and accessories on their wish list to support their goal of making their new centre a beautiful place for counselling, comfort, referral to services, job training and non-judgemental friendship (pictured below).
Eden jewellery is the best seller in our Global Handicrafts shop
We work with Eden in another part of our lives as well. One of the activities they undertake is training of women in exquisite jewellery making, produced on a fair trade basis. Their beautiful items are best sellers in our Global Handicrafts shop.
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