At Interi, we believe that businesses should not simply exist to make a profit, but to make a profit in order to make the world a better place.
For our business, we salvage church artifacts that have been thrown out by the Catholic church and give them a new purpose as decoration in the home. Like the artifacts, there are also millions of people who see no future for themselves, feeling worthless with no value. The modern world currently faces a slavery epidemic where 36 million people are enslaved. Of those millions of people, 55% are women and children, many of whom are being forced into the sex trafficking industry.
In order to take part in the fight against modern-day slavery, Interi is teaming with NightLight, International, a nonprofit committed to liberating and restoring those who are negatively impacted by sex trafficking in Bangkok, Thailand. According to NightLight's website, "Thailand is a source, destination and transit country for trafficking in persons (U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs 2014 Report). In fact, in this report, Thailand was downgraded to the lowest rank possible (Tier 3) in terms of their efforts to combat human trafficking. Fueled by a growing demand, countless women and children from around the world are victimized by gender inequality, poverty and cultural obligations. They are sold or pressured into prostitution and trafficked in and out of Bangkok to sustain an increasingly global network."
10% of all of Interi's online store profits will go towards helping NightLight reach their vision to rescue, restore, and empower -- giving new hope to the hopeless.
To learn more or to make a donation, please visit http://www.nightlightinternational.com/bangkok/.