Do You Care About Human Trafficking?

Human Trafficking Story

Recently, I’ve been writing about the great opportunity and abundance those of us from wealthier countries enjoy. One key question that came out of those ideas was, If money were not a problem, what would you do with your time? Ben Randall of The Human, Earth Project is a perfect example of what I hope the answer to that question will be.

What Would You Do if a Friend were Kidnapped?

Several years ago Ben was teaching English in Northern Vietnam. He befriended many locals, including a 15-year-old girl called M. (We’ve hidden her name to protect her identity. There is still a real danger to her, her family and the film makers.)

After leaving Asia, Ben found out that M was abducted and trafficked to China. It’s most likely that she’s been forced into marriage, or sold into the sex trade.

Those are the facts. Facts are easy to ignore. We’re good at ignoring what we should do for the sake of our own convenience. Caring takes work, and it’s our natural tendency to do as little as possible.

So, What Would You Do?

What would you do if you were in Ben Randall’s position? You probably have a job and a stable life. Would you give it up to go across the world to try and find a missing friend? Would you try to do something to stop it from happening to others?

Ben Randall’s Human Trafficking Story

Ben made a choice that few of us would have the courage or conviction to do. He chose to save up some money so that he could quit his job to go back to Asia and search for M. Not only that, he’s filming a documentary to bring awareness to the $32 billion dollar a year human trafficking industry that affects tens of millions of people in virtually every country on the planet.

Please take a moment to watch the short video now. It will explain much better than I can in words.

Visit Ben’s crowdfunding campaign to learn more about the project and make a small donation. This is a global issue that is devastating the lives of millions around the globe. You have a chance to do more than just ignore the issue.

Simply sharing this story on your favourite social media channels will also be a great help. It takes just seconds, the links are all here below.

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Together we can start the journey to end human trafficking forever.

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My name is John Bardos. My wife and I gave up our business, house and possessions in Japan to search for more meaning and fulfillment in our lives. We've discovered that a satisfying life is about rich experiences, quality relationships and meaningful contribution, NOT consumption.

7 Responses to Do You Care About Human Trafficking?

  1. Barry says:

    Thanks for all your hard work promoting Ben and this great cause!

  2. Kudos to you John for making everyone come together for this important issue!

  3. Ellen says:

    John, you have done amazing work on this, and I think the team have done a great job. I really hope Ben raises what he needs to bring this issue to an even wider audience.

  4. keithk says:

    I have the solution to human trafficking. Give to going girls small wearable camera that record everything all the times and uploads the video to the internet in real time. The program requires the female to enter a password every week to confirm she is alive otherwise all footage will be sent to the police or be published online for the public to see and investigate who the kidnapper is.

    Another potential solution tried in India is teaching women how to use rifles.

  5. Vanessa says:

    Thank you so much for supporting this and for speaking about it. The abolition of human trafficking is an issue very close to my heart.

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