They are often kidnapped or orphaned, and most of them will be forcibly raped at a young age.
One study found that 60-70 percent of child prostitutes will contract AIDS during their captivity.
Look, I'm not asking for a lot here... if you could spare $10 to give to this cause, it would warm my heart. You can donate here on my personal birthday cause profile.
Or if you want to make an independent donation to one of the other fine organizations combating child trafficking, that's great, too. Send me a note wishing me a happy birthday to let me know you stepped up to the plate to help an endangered child.
My goal is to raise $1000 by midnight on October 12th. If I can get 100 people to donate $10, I'll reach my goal; something I think is achievable.
I appreciate the help.
P.S. The organization I'm supporting is ECPAT
: We normally do not feature posts that solicit money from our audience but felt this was a wonderful cause and a great idea from reader cmclymer. For more information on what ECPAT does please go here