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Thanks Rosie and the team at Rosie Radio!

26.07.2010 in Uncategorized

Rosie O'Donnell and Sarah Symons discuss Human TraffickingI was on Rosie Radio with Rosie O'Donnell, and not only did I have a great time, but  Rosie's listeners really came through and supported Made By Survivors!  So a big thanks to Rosie, her senior producer Deirdre and the entire crew.  If you missed the show – we put the interview to pictures and you can hear/watch it here:

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Ashchee, dear survivors, ashchee!

15.07.2010 in Uncategorized

It’s 5am as I write this blog, sitting in Smarita’s living room. The crows are already starting their morning rounds and the sun is shining through the windows. Any other day I’d actually enjoy this moment. But I’m leaving in an hour, and don’t have the emotional strength to appreciate the natural beauty.

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Salute to Becky Bavinger!

15.07.2010 in Uncategorized

This week Becky Bavinger, Co-Founder of Destiny/Reflections and TEN’s representative in India is coming back to the United States after 3 years of living and working in India. Becky has done an amazing job of positively impacting the lives of hundreds of people that she has come in contact with over the years and her impact will be felt for a very long time to come. Words can not express how invaluable and successful Becky has been and we at TEN/Made By Survivors consider ourselves lucky to have had her partnership. This weekend, as Becky takes the next step in her journey at NYU this fall, we want to take some time to honor her and the work she has done.

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Inspiration

14.07.2010 in Uncategorized

 After a laptop crash, repair and ultimately a replacement, I’m back in action as a regular blogger for TEN. Please forgive my absence. And know for certain that the “India girls” (as my children call them), the cause, the inspiration were always on my mind, even when I couldn’t get the words to you. It’s good to be back.

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Who is the boss here?

12.07.2010 in Uncategorized

One of the major goals of the jewelry program is to help facilitate financial independence for the girls and women who work with us. We invest in them with skills, training, and income. They dedicate themselves to learning and developing their impressive talents so that they have the skills needed to secure a good income for themselves.

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