Creating long-term employment opportunities for women in severe poverty
LONA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation based in San Francisco, California. We are currently working with women in Quito, Ecuador who have escaped sex trafficking. One of the greatest obstacles for survivors of sex trafficking is gaining access to vocational training and legal employment.
This is where LONA comes in.
Through the creation of a fair trade factory, LONA will provide skills training and employment to survivors of sex trafficking in Quito.
The women will undergo extensive courses in sewing and tailoring to prepare for a job in the fair trade factory. We believe these survivors will gain the confidence they need to become self-sufficient, and earn livable wages that will allow them to harness their independence and thrive.
By donating to LONA or purchasing one of our products, you will have a direct impact on these survivors, their children, and their future generations.
Globally, women reinvest up to 90% of what they make back into their communities and families.
There are millions of people globally affected by sex-trafficking. In Latin America alone, there are approximately 1.8 million victims of sex trafficking today.
The proceeds of our sales go directly to maintaining the fair-trade factory, job-training, and salaries for the women in Quito, Ecuador.