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Soap Company Employs, Empowers Former Sex Slaves

How one woman’s soap company is changing the lives of many.


At age 13, Maiya was sold into the sex trade and taken from her home in Nepal to Kolkata – a common practice in the region. Although she was able to buy her freedom after five years, Maiya was without the tools to integrate into society and continued her life as a sex worker. Eventually, she met Josephine Tan, the founder of Touch Nature – a soap-making company that employs former sex workers and helps them build a new life. If you’re looking for a simple way to do some good, support entrepreneurs like Josephine – visit their online store, PremaTouch, and buy yourself or the Pig-Pen in your life some handcrafted soap.

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