C. Marroquin, Founder Protect Me Project
From research we understand many of the factors which push and pull people into the experience of exploitation. Our job is to partner with communities and prevent that.”
Our teams are small; 7-10 volunteers
Before ever presenting publicly, a network of professional help is established.
Our initial target is parents of 2-8 year old children.
The next phase engages adolescents.
And we branch out from there to mobilize activists for zero tolerance of human exploitation.
Having raised funds for two years to help friends assist exploited people in their exit from slavery, Roberto & Carla Marroquín realized so few found freedom, and those who did suffered with life-long trauma. In 2010 The Marroquíns launched a pilot program on the campus of the University of Managua in Nicaragua to PREVENT sex trafficking. Today Protect Me Project teams are at work in six countries to get there before the trafficker.
Carla holds an M.A. in theology, is an ordained minister and an experienced educator. She has invested her life working throughout Latin American and Cuba. They founded trafficJ.A.M., International, which later became Protect Me Project, to "get there before the trafficker".