AIM Employment Center (AEC)
The AIM Employment Center (AEC) is an exciting program that offers rescued young women a career and a new life! After being rescued from sex trafficking and given time and support to recover, AEC equips women with the skills needed to gain employment and build a stable life.
In addition to giving restored young women a job, AIM Employment Center can offer an immediate rescue to those still trapped in brothels with no opportunity for income, no way to care for children and pressure to raise money for family. They can walk into AEC and receive on-the-job training, childcare, healthcare, continuing academic education and counseling and be paid well above average. While average wages for a garment worker in Cambodia are around $50/month, women at AEC earn 3-4 times as much, making between $150-200/month.
Products from AIM Employment Center are sold by our partners at 3Strands, Hope Outfitters, and many other retailers throughout the United States. Products are also sold at the AIM Shop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
AIM Shop is AIM’s retail store in the busy capital city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This unique retail store is active in the fight against sex trafficking. Our products are unique; each item made by survivors. Each and every purchase, whether a purse, a piece of jewelry, or an article of clothing, provides sustainability in jobs and the continued opportunity of life transformation for these young women.
Where vocation meets rehabilitation, our employment center gives graduates the skills they need to build an independent life. Come visit us and leave your mark on the fight against trafficking!
Siem Reap Ministries
Siem Reap is AIM’s second big city of focus in the country of Cambodia. Children who are exploited in Svay Pak often end up trafficked north to Siem Reap, a destination for sex tourism. Entire buses of men from China and other countries will arrive and pick young women from the stages of karaoke bars (KTVs) or the streets. But there is hope for every girl, and AIM is committed to change in this city!
In November 2013, we celebrated the grand opening of a new outreach center in the heart of the red light district in Siem Reap. In that building, AIM offers English classes, a medical clinic, an outreach salon, and many other activities all with the purpose of building relationships, introducing local residents to the Gospel and offering women opportunities for employment and safe housing to leave lives of sexual exploitation.
Since opening, we’ve also added another Rahab’s House Transitional Home location in Siem Reap. This ministry provides a safe place for young women who are leaving, or have been rescued from, the sex industry. Here, they receive healing, care and restoration until they’re ready to reintegrate into independent living.