CHANGING WORLDS WITH PHOTOGRAPHY.
I am beyond thrilled to announce that I have been selected for a Photographers Without Borders assignment and will be partnering with the HAART - Awareness Against Trafficking in Nairobi, Kenya this spring.
Many of you know my passion is to use photography and give the voiceless a voice, so when I heard about Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART) working to end human trafficking in Kenya I knew I wanted to be a part of HARRT.
HAART was founded in 2010 by a passionate group of lawyers, missionaries and humanitarians. These people from multiple nationalities sought to bring peace and awareness to Kenya to end the criminal activities of human traffickers. Since then, HAART has worked to prevent human trafficking through a multi-disciplinary approach.
Kenya is a source, transit and destination country for men, women and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. Although human trafficking is rampant in Kenya, there is an alarming lack of awareness and resistance to the tactics of human traffickers. They prey on the desperation of Kenyans, especially young women and children, by offering lucrative jobs and opportunities. HAART engages in activities geared towards the eradication of trafficking in persons in Kenya. Read more about human trafficking here:
The dream however needs you in order to stay alive and can only become a reality with each special donation. Each donation goes directly to the necessities of making this mission a reality: air fair, vaccinations, travel insurance etc. Thanks for your interest and support. Together we will help advance this project in Kenya that will help bring an end to millions of people living in modern day slavery.
“Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” - Frederick Douglass
HAART - Photographer Mattie Simas
About the photographer: Matilde Simas is a freelance Boston-based photojournalist with volunteer and work experience in the non-profit sector. She has traveled to over 30 countries focusing on social documentary and portraiture. Matilde believes in the power of visual storytelling, how it can not only bear witness but also create positive changes in the world.
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- Health Insurance
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Wire Transfer Received in PWB Bank Account towards Matilda Simas campaign
Cheque received in PWB Bank Account for Matilda Simas 3/17/17
Tara Jaye Frank
Go with God, and can't wait to see your photos. Love ya.
So proud to call you a friend and love to see all the wonderful work you do - thank you for sharing your gift and bringing awareness!