Former Compass Foundation student David Buster is hoping to raise $10,000for Freeset by March 2012. Freeset is a fair trade business offering employment to women trapped in India's sex trade.

Freeset is located in Sonagacchi, the largest, most infamous sex district in Kolkata. Within a few square miles more than 10,000 women stand in line selling their bodies to thousands of men who visit daily. Many are trafficked from Bangladesh, Nepal and rural India. For others poverty has left them without options. The cries of their hungry children drive them to sell their bodies.

David is hoping to raise money for Freeset by three ways:

1. You can buy Freeset products and in doing so actively participate in the women’s freedom. This commercial exchange brings these women dignity and enables many more to choose freedom in the future – a choice for a new life.
2. Empower an Hour: Empower an Hour is a fundraising initiative which encourages ANYONE to donate 1 hour’s pay to Freeset. Join in with the commercial exchange and know that YOUR labour is empowering women to choose their own freedom. For 1 hour work freely so they can freely work. Donate Now!
3. Bigger and Better: Bigger and Better is a fundraising initiative whereby a blue paper clip and has been traded something bigger or better in value. It will continue to be traded for 1 year and on March 1st 2012 ALL the proceeds will be sent to Freeset in Kolkata, India. To see the current item and if you are able to trade something join the Facebook Event Here or follow us on YouTube.

For more information, go to http://www.10k4freeset.org/