How one woman is helping sex trafficking survivors become breadwinners.

Image via Olivia and Diego

Image via Olivia and Diego

What do these bracelets have to do with sex trafficking?
They’re a symbol for some women's second chance at life.

Olivia and Diego — a sustainable, upcycled jewelry company based in the Philippines — gives women transitioning out of the sex trafficking industry a place to begin again and to find work.

Olivia and Diego's founder, Yana Santiago, has a unique perspective.

When she moved back to her hometown in the Philippines, she started working with Taikala, an organization that supported women who were victims of sex trafficking. There is not much in the way of economic opportunity for these women, many of whom are mothers who must tend to their children.

To read more: http://www.upworthy.com/how-one-woman-is-helping-sex-trafficking-survivors-become-breadwinners?c=ufb1