Friday, June 17, 2016

Natasha Turlac Opens a Tailoring Center in Komrat, Moldova

Natasha helps set up sewing machines for the tailoring centre
in Komrat, Moldova.
MOLDOVA. On Sunday June 12, 2016, Natasha traveled to Komrat, Southern Moldova, where together with Vitali and Olga she inaugurated a tailoring center for teens-at-risk of human trafficking. In this centre, teen girls from Moldova, some of whom are orphans and others come from poor families, will master the craft of sewing and alterations using sewing machines that were provided by friends and ministry partners from North America through Turlac Mission. The objective is to teach teens a profession so that they would be able to earn income, stay off the street and not fall prey to international trafficking.

Human trafficking hit Moldova especially hard. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union and economic collapse, more than 100,000 women were trafficked out of this small East-European nation of 3,1 million to Europe and the Middle East. Most women ended up in traps of sex slavery. To combat this problem, we started the "Teaching Them to Fish" program, through which we open training centres where teen girls can get a profession, which will help them sustain themselves and their families financially and be less vulnerable to trafficking.

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