The Exodus Road is a coalition and our two heartbeats are empowerment and collaboration. We believe firmly that this global fight for freedom needs quality organizations and individuals to partner with one another–not work in competition or against each other.
This is why we are so thrilled to announce a project this month called, “Watch Out, Freedom’s Coming.” We are working with an amazing organization in Cambodia called Sak Saum, an empowerment organization working with vulnerable men and women. The following is a brief description of their work:
Located in Phnom Penh and the Saang district of Cambodia, Sak Saum is a ministry dedicated to the rescue, restoration, transformation and rehabilitation of vulnerable and exploited women and men.
Sak Saum is pioneering a model of self-sustaining ministry. From the beginning, our goal has been to create a nurturing, empowering, restorative program which facilitates vocational training in sewing, excellent products, and community development. We believe in the union of powerful, life-changing outreach with effective, excellent business.
Our work is supported through the sale of our products around the world. Sak Saum’s business reaches over 30 states in America as well as Australia, Japan, Germany, England and more.
We facilitate 12 girls in the full-time program each year. We also employ 50+ men and women through our Vocational Training Center (VTC). The VTC creates economic development, skill development, educational development and other opportunities to families in the Saang district.
Beyond providing at-risk individuals with viable employment, Sak Saum believes in a holistic approach to the artisans in their program, offering chances for complete restoration to participants–particularly those whom have been hurt by sexual abuse. They write,
Our desire is to see people become whole and life-giving in their roles as daughters and sons, sisters and brothers, friends, mothers and fathers. This transformation is key to Cambodia’s future, otherwise generational cycles of trafficking and abuse will continue.
We love Sak Saum’s heartbeat and philosophy, and we believe they are changing the course of Cambodia’s future, and thankfully, Sak Saum feels similarly about the work of The Exodus Road. Both organizations see the desperate need for all aspects of the fight for freedom– from prevention (Sak Saum) to rescue (The Exodus Road) to after-care (Sak Saum). And, we all believe that in helping each other, we keep victims in the center of the fight, where they should always, always be.
With that in mind, the leaders of Sak Saum want to invest in the rescue work of The Exodus Road by funding at least one raid through the sale of the above leather wrap watches (sold for $23- shipping included). For every Freedom Watch sold from now until the end of August, Sak Saum will donate $10 to The Exodus Road. With 150 sold, we can fully fund one raid for girls in India or SE Asia.
Each watch is purchased from a Cambodian businesswoman with a longstanding relationship with Sak Saum and will help this local woman find a safer and more successful future. Essentially, from every angle this project is a win–a practical picture of partnerships that accomplish more, when working together.
Help us? Stop by the Sak Saum website to purchase your watch, which will be shipped directly to you, and then remember that every time you wear it, you invested in freedom.