Somaly Mam Foundation

The official Tumblr of the Somaly Mam Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending modern day slavery in North America and around the world.

The Slaves in the Shadows of America

“When I met my trafficker, she told me that I’m so lucky that she paid for me to come here and that we need to help each other. She helped me to come here to work and now I need to help her with her business. She said I will need to work for her for 10 years to pay my debt and that I also owed her $12,000. We call it an utang na loob.”

Pa. father, son charged in NY sex-trafficking case

A Pennsylvania father and son dispatched prostitutes to New York City, where livery cab drivers helped find customers for trysts that made the men big money but provided the women only a few dollars a night, prosecutors said Monday.