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Starfish Project

Using compassionate outreach, Starfish Project employs women leaving exploitative brothels in China to create unique and beautiful jewelry. Artisans receive counseling, vocational training, shelter, and educational grants. Through the programs at the Starfish Project community, more than 160 women have been able to build independent, dignified lives for themselves and their children.

The Starfish Project is named after the following parable: A man strolling on the beach encounters a child who is, one by one, returning stranded starfish to the tide. The man says to the child, “Why bother? There are thousands of starfish. You’ll never make a difference.” The child places another starfish back into the water. “It sure made a difference to that one,” the child said. By buying Starfish Project jewelry, you're helping establish independence and restore hope.

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