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What Is It?

Human Trafficking is a crime in which one human controls and exploits another through the use of force, deceit, or coercion.  Victims are often forced into labor or sex acts in order to repay an undefined debt that increases faster than it can be repaid. Human trafficking, a form of modern day slavery, is now among the fastest growing criminal businesses in the world.

Unfortunately, children are especially vulnerable to this crime. Both small children and teenagers are tricked, coerced, or sold into prostitution, pornography, or forced labor. Many are transported acrossborders into the global sex trade and are never reunited with their families again.

Once a child is removed from her family, the trafficker often confiscates her identification papers and takes her to an unknown location. There she may be drugged and forced into prostitution, pornography, or menial servitude. Often the child is beaten, raped, and locked up with little hope of escape. 

Even if the child becomes free, she may require a lifetime of counseling and social services to heal from the deep physical and emotional traumas she has experienced. These are the types of services that Rapha House provides.  By supporting our work, you can help us to continue providing these services.

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What Causes It?

Each trafficking victim has a unique story. Nevertheless, many stories contain common themes. Three of the most common themes are those of poverty, ignorance and greed.

Poverty

Sometimes an individual is trafficked because her family is extremely poor. Desperate people make desperate choices. Unfortunately, some of these desperate choices result in children being trafficked.

Ignorance

Trafficking recruiters often visit villages and approach unwary parents with glowing stories and promises of a better life. They spin tales of incredible job prospects such as rich patrons in need of young nannies in distant cities. Unfortunately, many parents are uneducated about the possibility of human trafficking. Therefore, they put their mark on the dotted line and accept the “earnest” money offered as down payment. They unknowlingly surrender their daughters to the traffickers - sometimes never to see or hear from them again.

Greed

Some have concluded that the lives of their children are only worth the commerce to be made from them. Traffickers are blinded by greed, and this is often the driving force behind their decision to perpetrate this evil.

In order to stop human trafficking and sexual exploitation, hearts must be changed. Hearts must be changed to rescue and protect children.  Hearts must be changed to help them to remain free. There is no greater power to change lives than God and the light of His truth. Help us change more hearts by donating today.

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How Does Rapha House Fight It?

At Rapha House, we believe that every child deserves a carefree childhood. No person should live as a slave to another. 

We work to reach vulnerable children and offer them freedom, hope, and healing. Our staff, volunteers,and an army of partners are working together to end human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children.

Our mission is to love, rescue, and heal children who have been rescued from trafficking and sexual exploitation. Operating in the fields of prevention, rescue, safe houses, training and reintegration, we have adopted a holistic approach to fighting human trafficking from beginning to end.

Rapha House’s motto is “Love - Rescue - Heal.” We help trafficked and exploited children wherever we can reach them.  With your help, we can reach more and more. We believe it is urgent to add additional teams of high quality individuals, churches and corporations to lend their expertise, talent and financial resources to free as many children as possible.

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How Can I Help?

This situation is heartbreaking and unacceptable. We are asking you to join us in fighting against this evil. By praying, raising your voice, volunteering your talents, and giving generously, you can make a difference. Countless children are still longing to be free, and those who are freed have a long journey of healing ahead of them. This hideous crime must end.

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Rapha House has compiled a list of additional resources to help end sex trafficking & exploitation.

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