Mission & Vision

WHY WE EXIST AND WHERE WE ARE HEADED

MISSION: Stand as One is a 501(c )(3) organization that partners with "at risk" communities in Latin America to intervene on behalf of men, women and children who are trapped in sexual exploitation and prostitution.

 

We accomplish this by providing discipleship, education, vocational training, and employment opportunities that encourage and empower their transformation.  This transformation begins by building relationships that demonstration their worth to God through our unconditional and non-judgmental love.

 

We are currently working in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and the United States.  We are seeking God's guidance as we expand and partner with other organizations in Latin America.

VISION: A world where every man, woman and child can live to the fullest of their God-given potential and be safe from the hands of human exploitation.

 

Nicaragua has the second lowest per capita income in the Western Hemisphere and high under-employment.  These factors make it a prime target for predators, cartel members and organized trafficking rings to prey upon the financial “needs” of these young, fatherless families. The primary focus of our ministry is to empower these families to break the cycle of oppression that keeps them in bondage.

 

What is human trafficking?

Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, most often women and young children, for the purposes of reproductive slavery, commercial sexual exploitation and/or forced labor.  This trend has exponentially exploded in proportion and complexity to where it has now become the 21st century slavery!