As a social media marketer I spend a tremendous amount of time on different platforms. One of them is called Imgur. On there I came across this post entitled “What’s a Girl Worth?” posted by Ben Randall. It’s a story of how 3 of his friends were kidnapped in Vietnam then sold into human trafficking in China and forced to marry. AT ONLY 16! I think it’s told best in his own words which I have shared below.
Before I am anything I am a mother. In a world where I have to constantly talk about human trafficking to my daughters in the “safety” of America I’m overwhelmed to see how rampant and worse it is in other countries. If you have a moment please help spread the word. If you have a penny to spare please help fund his campaign to create the documentary. He’s legit. I’ve checked him out as best I could. I’ll warn you what you are going to see in his story is frightening, overwhelming, sad, and not sugarcoated. But we need to talk about it and work to STOP IT! For our DAUGHTERS!
Let’s not kid ourselves. Helping 1 or 2 girls doesn’t really make a difference when they’re being taken in their thousands. I want to share my friends’ story as a feature documentary to raise awareness of the global human trafficking crisis, and to help protect vulnerable girls in Vietnam.
What you’ve seen here is just a tiny fraction of the incredible footage I have. Some of it has never been seen until today, and most of it has never been seen at all. I’ve been struggling for 3.5 years to get this project the attention and funding it needs, so I can share this story with the world. For the past 2 months I’ve been running a fundraising campaign.
If you want to make a difference, I’d love your help on the fundraiser – contributions will help finish the film, and launch a prevention program to protect vulnerable girls in Vietnam: http://www.sistersforsale.com