Freedom United informs about bogus orphanages in Uganda (April 26,2019)

Anna was trafficked into a bogus orphanage in Uganda when she was just seven years old. She was unable to leave the orphanage, forced to work and beaten if she refused, so that the bosses could use her to profit from donations.Anna was forced to smile and show affection to volunteers from abroad who would visit the orphanage and give donations that ended up in the traffickers’ pockets.Little did they know that Anna had been trafficked and was trapped in exploitation.Anna’s family, like many others living in poverty, were approached by traffickers who tricked her parents   with false promises that she would receive an education.Instead, she was placed in an institution to endure forced labor and abuse at the hands of the unscrupulous orphanage directors. They required a constant flow of children into the orphanage so that volunteers would keep returning with more funding. Anna’s parents had no idea where she was or if they would ever see her again. Fortunately, volunteer tour operators can simply committing to stop offering placements in orphanages, they can disrupt the traffickers’ business and make it clear that they’re on Anna’s side. Global Vision International, African Impact and others[2] are anti-trafficking leaders in the tourism sector who have already committed to stop placing volunteers in orphanages. This is how they are working to end trafficking and support children in institutions