U.S.A.

Mentari


Fatoumata left her home country of Burkina Faso when she was 19. She was offered to work for a diplomat and his family in the US but ended up working 5 years for no salary. Today, she lives at the Mentari Home and works at a café.

Fatoumata left her home country of Burkina Faso when she was 19. She was offered to work for a diplomat and his family in the US but ended up working 5 years for no salary. Today, she lives at the Mentari Home and works at a café.

 

Mentari was set up in 2015 to mentor and empower survivors of abuse, exploitation and gender-based violence so that they actively reintegrate within society. A cornerstone in their strategy is the Culinary Arts Program, which teaches participants how to cook and operate in a restaurant-like kitchen. So far, it has helped 205 survivors, 96% of whom have subsequently received employment. Early 2019, the organization opened the Mentari House, a transitional home for human trafficking survivors.


In 2018


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Human trafficking survivors graduated from the Culinary Arts Program

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Of them subsequently found a job


 
 
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