Human trafficking is something we picture unfolding in the underbellies of developing nations, but according to the 2013 Global Slavery Index, at least 3000 people are living as slaves in Australia.
Sandra was lured to Sydney from her home in the Pacific Islands in 2005 with the promise of Australian residency in return for working as a housekeeper for the family that secured her plane ticket. For the next three years, Sandra worked for no pay. She cooked, cleaned, and took care of the children and in return was threatened and abused, unable to contact her family, or leave.
The Freedom Hub, founded by Sally Irwin is the only Australian registered charity dedicated to rebuilding the lives of victims of slavery in Sydney. Along with providing a safe haven for survivors of human trafficking, The Freedom Hub offer one-on-one mentoring, employment skills and English classes.
The Good Wife & Co. had the pleasure of supporting this extraordinary organisation last week by renting The Freedom Hub's warehouse space for our latest product shoot, where we were treated to not only the perfect space for the job, but fabulous fresh food and coffee.
You can support The Freedom Hub by hosting events at their warehouse space, enjoying the cafe, buying ethical products online, or partnering to help a survivor.
Visit The Freedom Hub at 283 Young Street Waterloo, Sydney, or get in touch via www.freedomhub.org or @freedomhuborg