OUR MISSION

Get There Before The Trafficker

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.”

C. Marroquin, Founder Protect Me Project

OUR METHODOLOGY

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Our teams are small; 7-10 volunteers

Training can be done intensively in two days, or stretch out over five weeks.

Before ever presenting publicly, a network of professional help is established.

Counselors, medical professionals, legal advice, law enforcement agents are enlisted.

Our initial target is parents of 2-8 year old children.

Child sexual abuse is exposed as the most common denominator in C.S.E.C.

The next phase engages adolescents.

Porn, paying for sex, violence in relationships, prostituting, sexting and online safety are just a few topics students attack.

And we branch out from there to mobilize activists for zero tolerance of human exploitation.

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OUR STORY

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. 

OUR TEAM

CARLA POLAROID

Carla Marroquin

Founder & Executive Director

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".

SONIA POLAROID

Sonia Spesot

Buenos Aires, Argentina
ANALIA POLAROID

Analía (Cristina) Guevara

Mendoza, Argentina
TAMARA POLAROID

Tamara Calderón

Santiago, Chile
NOEMI POLAROID

Noemí Navarro

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Ecuador

Partnership with law enforcement
SERGIO POLAROID

Sergio Contreras

San Luís Potosí, México
XOCHITL

Nicaragua

Xochitl is the image of Protect Me Project