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Full Circle

03.12.2014 in Uncategorized

FULL CIRCLE by Janell Hofmann, We all have moments or experiences in our lives that firmly mark a shift. We can trace, then pinpoint precisely to show when and how our world was altered. Naturally we are the same person, but these life shifts, help…

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For Survivors, Can Money Buy Happiness?

06.06.2014 in Uncategorized

People often debate what is the most effective way to prevent women (and really anyone) from being exploited for sex or labor. Most people tend to focus on ideas such as access to a good education, building self esteem or exposing people to different cultures…


An Indian Woman’s View

23.08.2013 in Uncategorized

 In India not many people know about trafficking. Those that do know are usually powerless and can’t do much about it, or don’t care to help. People In India need to be educated more, especially the Women. I think educating women is the most Important…

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The Next Step Of A Long Journey

02.11.2012 in Uncategorized

Recently Soma H., one of the founding members of our jewelry program in Kolkata, India, took the next step in her journey towards true independence when she traveled by herself, for the first time, to our project in Jalpaiguri to train our girls in the…

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Working with the girls… a Journey from good to better…

26.09.2012 in Uncategorized

This has been written by Aparna Roy, supervisor of Jalpaiguri Center, Bengal.  Last night I was going through the photo gallery of my cell phone and I saw pictures of some jewelleries made by the girls. The jewelries reminded me of moments spent in the…

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Reality bites ! Indeed !

27.06.2012 in Uncategorized

Some (horrible) Facts about Women !   According to the United Nations Millennium, women work two-thirds of the world’s working hours. Cooking, growing food, raising children, maintaining a house – mostly done by women but this work does not incur any income hence it is…

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A Different Me….

08.06.2012 in Uncategorized

This blog has been written by Soma Seal, our Jewellery Supervisor. On 19th May I left for Jalpaiguri from Kolkata. Arrived here(Jalpaiguri) on 20th May. Previously I had been to this place twice,but both the trips were entirely different from this one. First time, we…

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A New Start

31.05.2012 in Uncategorized

This blog has been written by Aparna Roy.Aparna Roy is the Supervisor of our 3rd Jewelry Center in Jalpaiguri, India. it has been a month she has joined the MBS family. She shares with us how she feels about her work and the girls at…

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My Second Year in the MBS Jewelery Program ! – Nancy Edwards.

10.05.2012 in Uncategorized

After three weeks of training with the Jalpaiguri young women in jewelry making, I am so amazed, proud and excited about the new jewelers’ progress.  Despite  their young age, they come to school every day ready to work, and with their drawing books filled with…

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