Trudy Jacobson Presents: Kara Smith, DeliverFund & Human Trafficking

 

Kara Smith and DeliverFund are on a mission to fight the human trafficking epidemic that’s going on right here in America.

 

 

A lot of Americans have misconceptions about human trafficking. Many believe it’s a third-world problem, or that it’s about kidnapping and transporting people or that it couldn’t happen to them or anyone they know.
That is inaccurate.
The fact is it happens every day in America. It also involves an entire process beyond kidnapping that could easily happen to anyone regardless of socioeconomic status.
And there’s one expert who knows this – Kara Smith.
But she’s not just sitting on the sidelines hoping the problem will improve on its own; she’s on the frontlines of the epidemic because she understands how devastating the problem is.
“A lot of women think that human trafficking can’t happen to them, can’t happen to their children and their daughters. But… it is happening primarily here in the United States,” Kara said.

 

 

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Kara explains that trafficking often begins online. A young female can go on social media and publicly post about herself and her troubles and gain the attention of a trafficker. And that’s how simple the process begins. 
“A trafficker is not going to just come out and tell you ‘Hey, I want to sell you’. They’re going to learn who you are, learn what your vulnerabilities are and then become your best friend or your boyfriend,” Kara said.
She continued, “Then they’re going to manipulate you and then slowly groom you into thinking that selling yourself is an acceptable way of life.”
Kara now works with a non-profit organization known as DeliverFund. The organization investigates trafficking networks and works with law enforcement to go after those involved.
Kara invites you to help in the fight against trafficking by donating to their cause to help end the trafficking epidemic.
To learn more about DeliverFund or to donate, visit their website at www.DeliverFund.org

 

 

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Who is Trudy Jacobson

 

 

Trudy is an entrepreneur and leader. Her path to success and entrepreneurialism started in the trucking industry decades ago. She encountered numerous obstacles in the male-dominated industry- like discrimination. She was even conned out of a lot of money in a fraudulent scheme. Despite all that, Trudy always fought hard and pushed forward. Once she realized she was capable of anything, she went on to start her own company and excelled. Now she empowers other women to do the same and to learn from her experience. Trudy now highlights their stories for the world to see in the Great American Women Series. Trudy wants women everywhere to know they can achieve their goals.

 

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