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.