International development work can be tricky. Imagine building a school for 100 village children in Africa, but on opening day 20 desks are empty because those kids are enslaved at a mine. Disappointing, and tragic. That’s why we say that everything begins with freedom. Breaking someone out of bondage brings a “freedom dividend” — a wide range of social and economic benefits. People cannot improve their lives and pursue better opportunities if they’re trapped by traffickers.
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