*This is a contest for a logo design that will be used on the website, on business cards, letterhead as well as hang tags for the products.
I have worked in SE Asia for the last 3 years helping women leave prostitution which quickly moved to prevention of trafficking. The root causes of human trafficking in the developing world revolve around a lack of basic economic opportunities for women to make a living, thus they resort to selling their children or their own bodies. I have just begun a business called Freedom Stones and have moved back to the states after setting up multiple jewelry making projects in the 3rd world.
*Freedom Stones seeks to put an end to this cycle of poverty by offering the opportunity for women to create jewelry from local or recycled raw materials in their own communities. As they can earn a living from the safety of their villages they are less likely to become desperate enough to sell off some of their children for food, or migrate to the cities to find work and ultimately end up in brothels because of their lack of education.
*Currently we are working with projects in Thailand, Cambodia, Ghana and Nigeria to stop both labor and sex trafficking through economic development.
*Our jewelry sells retail between $40-$200 to give you an idea of the quality of the pieces. Some of them are more casual, some are more formal, but all use high quality beads, pearls, real silver, brass, or beautiful recycled glass beads. I will post some pics of our jewelry on my blog leahcypert.blogspot.com so that you can get an idea of the kinds of jewelry we are selling.