Maria -- the oldest girl served by Art & Abolition, an organization that supports girls formerly enslaved in the sex trade in Kenya -- had an idea to sell a 27 bead bracelet. She thought the beads would remind people of the 27 million enslaved worldwide, but also provide a simple way we all can support the holistic healing process happening in her community. The $5 bracelet supports a food pantry, women's health services, transitional housing, and other programs that address not just the immediate needs of child survivors, but also the very real needs of her entire community in Sinai, crucial in the journey towards restoring justice there. We helped turn Maria's idea into Project 27. If you have a chance I hope you'll take time to hear from Art and Abolition's Executive Director Brittanie Richardson and see Maria's vision come to life.

COLLABORATORS: Shae Mermis, Natasha Jiwe, Brittanie Richardson