Anti-trafficking group talks of work in India

Sarah Nunn at the charity shop in Wisborough Green
Sarah Nunn at the charity shop in Wisborough Green

A WOMAN from India who works with a Wisborough Green charity will be visiting to give a talk next month.

Sarah and Stephen Nunn started Divine SCRIPT in 2011 to help and support women in India who have been victims of trafficking and prostitution

Co-worker Mahua Sur Ray will speaking at the special event to explain how the funding and support is used.

The word SCRIPT stands for Securing Childhood, Restoring Innocence, Preventing Trafficking.

The society gives women the opportunity to make items such as belts, bags, jewellery and cards, then sells them through a charity shop in Wisborough Green.

Sarah explained: “We buy everything that our ladies make and then the shop subsidises that.

“People also bring us donations to sell, so it means that they are not then dependent on us selling their products for them to get money.”

The couple were inspired by a television documentary, presented Paul Merton, which followed a charity in India that looks after children and women who have been the subject of human trafficking.

Mahua, a director, manages the funds that are sent to India from the charity shop in Wisborough Green.

A working girls shelter has been set up for young people who have being resident at a brothel since birth. The shelter aims to provide a safe place to live and reduce the risk of second generation prostitution.

In the future, Sarah and her husband hope to move the charity to India to reduce the cost of shipping goods overseas.

Mahua’s talk will take place on September 23 at 7.30pm, at the St Peter Ad Vincula Church, in Billingshurst Road, Wisborough Green.

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