Shop with Integrity is an Elim Missions project with ethical trade at its heart. It is an integral part of our ‘Be Free’ Campaign, which seeks to restore the lives of individuals who have been victims of human exploitation.
Our Shop With Integrity online shop sells jewellery and Christmas items. All of the items on our website have been produced at the Elim Be Free centre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The Difference Your Help Makes
The history of Cambodia is stained by the civil war in the 1970s which led to the genocide of over two million nationals, during the reign of the notorious Khmer Rouge. Many people died in what has become known as The Killing Fields.
Sadly, one of the legacies of this situation is sex tourism, which takes advantage of lower income families, seeking to exploit them and their children, making Cambodia a dangerous place for vulnerable women and children.
At Be Free Cambodia women who have been victims of human exploitation come in to a programme of healing, rehabilitation, mentoring and discipling. They are also taught skills in craft. The items you can buy on this website have all been made by these women.
The Manager of the Be Free Centre is a young woman called Sokim. She is a Khmer national and came from a background of abuse and exploitation. You can hear her story here:
We would be delighted if you could support our project by buying some of the beautiful items on sale. Every item purchased helps break the cycle of poverty which fuels human trafficking and exploitation and makes a positive difference in the lives of young women and their families.