The Starfish Project restores hope to women escaping human trafficking and exploitation in Asia. We provide life-changing opportunities through our Holistic Care Programs and our social enterprise where women create beautiful jewelry and become managers, accountants, graphic designers, and photographers.
Through our Holistic Care Programs, we provide vocational training, healthcare, shelter, counseling, and education grants for our women and their children. Starfish Project has employed over 125 women and has served thousands through our Community Outreach Services.
The Starfish Parable
One day, an old man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked he came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one.
Puzzled, the man looked at the boy and asked what he was doing. Without looking up from his task, the boy simply replied, “I’m saving these starfish, Sir”.
The old man chuckled aloud, “Son, there are thousands of starfish and only one of you. What difference can you make?”
The boy picked up a starfish, gently tossed it into the water and turning to the man, said,
“I made a difference to that one!”
This ornate necklace features a pendant and six beads all hand carved with a flower design. The necklace is handknotted on cotton cord with an slip knot, adjustable to 18 inches in length. Meet the Artisans There are exploited women...View full product details
Cloisonne beads and Chinese coins mixed with blue wood and glass beads dangle from and antiqued bronze chain bracelet. A 2-inch extension finished with a cloisonne bead on a 7 inch chain with a lobster claw closure. The largest coin...View full product details
Wavy inch long silver beads are mixed with iridescent black freshwater pearls, purple crystals and silver beads in a unique 3 strand necklace. The necklace is 17 inches long and has a hook and eye closure with a 1-inch extension...View full product details
Add a touch of elegance to any ensemble with handmade jewelry from China. These filigree earrings that hang 1 inch from sterling silver hooks feature a raindrop shape that will lend delicate beauty to any look. Meet the Artisans There...View full product details
Iridescent gold freshwater pearls are mixed with mother-of-pearl and crystal accent beads on this beautiful 52-inch long necklace. Meet the Artisans There are exploited women in every city in the world. In 2006 a small group of friends began to...View full product details
Handknotted on silken cord, iridescent freshwater pearls of complementary sizes in gold and copper hues on these earrings that hang 1.5 inches from sterling silver hooks. Meet the Artisans There are exploited women in every city in the world. In...View full product details
Mother of Pearl catches one's eye with colors that are as deep as the ocean. This bracelet features polished Mother of Pearl beads with small silver spacer beads. One size fits all. Meet the Artisans There are exploited women in...View full product details