Business as Mission (BAM): Freedom Business among Trafficked Women

What is the effect of freedom businesses on human development and mental health outcomes of women employed? This is a case study of Freeset, a free trade business located in Kolkata that offers alternative employment to women who were forced into prostitution by trafficking or poverty. What are the significant themes in the women’s lives, including their decision-making processes with regard to the economic choice of work? How do you run a business that is fully business and fully mission while taking care of the person’s psychological needs?

Research team: Winnie Fung, Ph.D. (Wheaton College), Paul Lee, Ph.D. (Wheaton College)

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