BEGINNING OF LIFE - MOLDOVA
Beginning of Life has an audacious goal - transforming a nation. This organization works to prevent social problems for vulnerable groups of people. And it also works to rehabilitate victims of the social injustice. In Moldova this means protecting youth from trafficking and exploitation. And it means restoring women victims of human trafficking and abuse. Beginning of life also runs a leadership studio to foster social entrepreneurs. These young leaders are the activists who will bring about positive change in Moldova. Moldova is the poorest country in Europe. It is the European hub for human trafficking. Nearly half the adult population has left the country in search of work. This leaves 30% of homes headed by youth. These youth are in turn vulnerable to exploitation. Beginning of life works with these youth and to restore women victimized by trafficking.