Last month, we held a Facebook fundraiser for one of our clients who is a victim of trafficking. Thanks to many generous donations, we surpassed our initial fundraising goal and raised a total of $1,010 for our client.
Migrant Legal Aid assists victims in their escape from traffickers, but victims like our client Carlos risk their lives and livelihood when they come forward.
According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, "Labor trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which individuals perform labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion". Labor trafficking victims often don't get paid what they deserve for their work, and their traffickers may steal their personal belongings. So, they are often unable to afford basic expenses. With the funds we raised on Facebook, we will be able to help our client get back on his feet and help his family.