Our Holistic Approach
Defeating a complex, decentralized problem like child sex trafficking requires a holistic strategy that involves survivors, law enforcement and the community. Our programs PREVENT sex trafficking, and work to RESCUE, RESTORE and REINTEGRATE survivors of this horrible crime. Through this approach, AIM is committed to lifelong and community-wide transformation that is effective and lasting.
Each program has evolved out of a need we saw while working on the ground in Cambodia, and each program contributes to the success of the others. Read more about each of our programs and how we Prevent, Rescue, Restore, and Reintegrate below.
Preventing child sex trafficking starts by addressing the needs of the children in our community, and working to keep them out of the hands of pedophiles, pimps and traffickers who perpetrate and perpetuate the industry. If it’s acceptable to sell your child, or to buy a girl for a night, the cycle will never end. Humanitarian aid, education and the transformative power of Jesus Christ are changing the communities that allow, or participate in, child sex trafficking. AIM serves children and families in many ways through our community church, AIM School and the AIM Medical Clinic. We also provide Emergency Family Care for those facing crisis situations and so much more.
Jesus calls His followers in Matthew 5:44 to “love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you,” which means prevention also includes the daunting task of ministering to potential traffickers themselves. These are the people who take advantage of the vulnerable and profit off of the innocent. Whether because of poverty, greed, pain, perversion or cultural acceptance, these people are the start of the vicious cycle. Reaching them is crucial in defeating child sex trafficking, and if we can reach them before they start, that’s even better.
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Agape International Missions has been granted unique permission by the Cambodian government to conduct investigations, perform raids, make arrests and rescue victims of sex trafficking alongside local government officials within the country of Cambodia. No other organization has been given so much freedom and trust, and we make as much of it as we can!
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The women and girls who’ve been sold, abused, held captive and devastated by sex trafficking need more than a one-night raid and one day of healthcare. To be truly rescued, they need love, hope, healing and the tools for a brand new life that will last a lifetime.
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Many sex trafficking survivors stay in our restoration programs with us for years. Once they’re ready to start a new life, they need to be equipped to survive in a world where some would still like to victimize them. This means training them with marketable skills that will enable them to work in healthy jobs, and in some cases, providing them with employment opportunities. We also stay in touch with the reintegrated girls and women indefinitely, ensuring that we’re there to support, encourage and help them whenever they need it, wherever their new lives lead them.
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Sex trafficking is a multifaceted, complex problem that cannot be solved in one step, one program or one year. That’s why, since 2005, Agape International Missions has been innovating on the battlefield.
AIM’s programs fight trafficking, restore victims and transform communities through prevention, rescue, restoration and reintegration, making a holistic and successful strategy in the ground war on child sex trafficking.
In addition to our strategy, our reliance on Jesus Christ and partnership with His Church and His people have been the hammer breaking through impossible obstacles. Daily, we see miracles taking place before our eyes.
Pedophiles. Pimps. Traffickers. These people perpetrate and perpetuate the industry of child sex trafficking, taking advantage of the vulnerable and profiting off of the innocent. Whether because of poverty, greed, pain or perversion, these people are the start of the vicious cycle. Reaching them is crucial in defeating child sex trafficking.
Collecting and acting on intel about trafficking operations and working with Cambodian law enforcement to bring criminals to justice and victims to restoration.
Reaching local pimps and traffickers through relationship.
This curriculum developed by Clayton & Emily Butler will move you from awareness to action; equipping you to fight trafficking right where you live.
Girls. Women. Orphans. The innocent who have been devastated in brothels need more than one night raid and one day of healthcare. To be truly rescued, they need solutions for a brand new life that will last a lifetime.
This beautiful center welcomes broken girls into a safe environment, loving relationships and a healing program.
Where vocation meets rehabilitation, this garment factory gives graduates of ARH the skills they need to build an independent life.
AIM Transitional Home
These safe residences offer a place where young women can transition from brothels or unsafe living situations to independence.
Our first Cambodian retail store distributes the goods created at AIM Employment Center and aids in the stability of reintegration.
If it is acceptable to sell your child and to buy a girl for a night, the cycle will never end. Humanitarian aid, education and the transformative power of Jesus are changing the communities that allow or participate in child sex trafficking.
Community Centers in cities known as epicenters of trafficking offer education and aid, giving hope to those who think trafficking is their only option. Our centers serve communities through:
Headed by Dr. Moses Samol Seth, AIM has planted over 1000 churches in Cambodia, creating a network of prevention. Here, entire communities are being changed through relationship with Jesus.
Siem Reap Ministries
Holistic community transformation through AIM’s Siem Reap employment center, transitional home, outreach salon and community center.
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Have you heard AIM’s Story and how we got involved in the fight against sex trafficking? Learn more HERE.