The large Thai sex trade has many causes, but the one that comes up in almost every case is family brokenness. Many mothers leave their children with relatives in order to work far away from home, and too often this results in attachment issues or trauma from abuse and neglect.
Narimon provides opportunity for women to work while parenting their children as well as learning skills or finishing school to prepare for other employment. Women also have access to free daycare, counseling and other social services, and generous maternity and children’s sick leave benefits.
Narimon products include fine jewelry and fabric items, produced by women in Thailand who have either exited or are at high risk of involvement in the sex industry. These products are available for purchase in the U.S. through our volunteer network, who host sales and fulfill online orders.