While Mabel's story ended in rescue, many women in similar situations of desperation and poverty fall prey to schemes to get them out of the country, either as cheap expendable laborers or sex workers. Once in a foreign country, their passports are taken away and they are forced into isolation. Contact with friends and family is cut off. Their working conditions vary from unhealthy to abusive. Many women simply disappear.
If we can intervene in this situations before these women become so desperate, we can prevent that trafficking and exploitation from happening. Mabel is now working for H3 Uganda and handles patient follow-up and outreach. Our passion is to reach more women like her to give them attainable education, marketable job skills, and employment.