Last week I was invited to attend SFU's Diwali Gala to celebrate this festive cultural event that is celebrated in India and raise money for the SFU students to volunteer and work in cities in India.
The story of Christine who worked with the charity Destiny Reflections moved me so much that after the event, I searched to see how I could support them. The non-profit worked with getting Indian women off the streets and teaching them skills in the handicrafts so they can earn a living wage without being a sex slave. Human trafficking is prevalent in India and many of the girls start at a young age. As Destiny Reflections grow and expand, they can get more women off the streets.
Better Alternatives for Girl Survivors (B.A.G.S) is the social venture that works with Destiny Reflections to import the products and sell them to Canadian consumers. My small contribution to Destiny Reflections is to support them through buying their products and sharing their story with the community.
The Destiny Reflections products including yoga bags, sari bags, scarves, blankets and more are being sold at local university craft fairs and flea markets.
1. UBC Flea Market at the Student Union Building (6138 Student Union Blvd
November 12 & 13 from 10am - 5pm
2. SFU Winter Craft Fair at the Academic Quandrangle (AQ)
Nov 17, 18, 24 and 27th.
Destiny Reflections Website: http://destinyreflection.org/
Better Alternative for Girl Survivors (B.A.G.S) Website: http://www.bagsproject.com/