THE ESTHER PROJECT SHOP
Most women in Kenya struggle to feed their families on less than $2 a day (and some even less than that). As a consequence of this food and economic insecurity, over 50 children are trafficked per week in Kenya. When founder of The Esther Project Shop Stacy Hollingsworth realized this, she knew she had to do something.
The inability to secure a sustainable income is not for lack of craft or effort. Many of the women Stacy worked with had skills but nowhere to market their goods except at the open air markets in town. They would go and sit all day, sell nothing, and then have to return home where the workload was heavy.
Stacy decided to create a place for women to market their products thereby providing them with a sustainable income. The Esther Project Shop was born.
The team started with five women. Today, The Esther Project Shop—now a 501c3—supports 53 families, an orphanage for children rescued from sexual abuse and/or trafficking, and a school for girls where they are trained in tailoring.
The project continues to grow and products are no longer moving from Kenya to the United States in suitcases but in shipping containers! The Esther Project Shop's long-term goal is to continue growing within and beyond Kenya's borders. Will you join us in holding this vision for women and children around the world?