El Pozo de Vida fights against human trafficking through prevention, intervention, and restoration of children, families, and communities, for them to be free, healthy, and able to build a life plan.
In 2021, El Pozo de Vida aims:
To be a widely recognized organization with expertise in the areas in which it works to transform the trading system, demand and justice in human trafficking.
To be an economically stable organization and have a healthy and trained team.
For our survivors to attain a higher level of education, have a defined and implemented life plan, and be emotionally stable, physically healthy and able to be assertive.
To educate the families and communities of the survivors on the damaging effects of human trafficking to keep them from re-vicitmizing or discriminating against the survivors.
To influence the way Mexico's justice system functions so that it fairly judges the traffickers and consumers, and advocates for the victims and their reintegration.
That there will be a change in society's perception that the victims are not at fault and that women are not sexual objects.
Letter from our founders
This has been a year of growth; of seeing some of our dreams go and others be born, of trusting more and being able to do some things even better, of discovering our vulnerability and discovering that from there comes even greater strength. El pozo de Vida now has 7 different projects fighting against human trafficking in the areas of prevention, intervention and restoration. We now have 42 members of staff and our efforts have extended beyond Mexico City, reaching up to 5 different states across the country.
At the end of last year, we were selected by the Mexican Federal Government to represent the efforts of NGOs fighting against human trafficking at a forum in Washington D.C. with other organizations representing the United States and Canada. It was a great honor to receive this recognition for our work.
This year we will begin two new projects. The first will offer vocational training to women coming out of prostitution and the second is establishing a justice school to train a new generation of freedom fighters in brazil.
However, growing has not been easy. It is a challenging and sometimes painful process that is full of continuous learning . And as we look back at all that we have experienced, we are filled with great hope for the future. There is still a great deal to be done to complete this mission, but each small accomplishment allows us to see that God goes ahead of us in this path.
Benny &Janice Yu.