Shopping can stop slavery by eliminating poverty, providing fair wages, and providing funds for rescued victims
Traffickers prey on the poor. They trick people into thinking they will have a better life; then lead them into slavery. By reducing poverty through education and meeting basic needs there are less vulnerable people that become human trafficking victims. When you buy from organizations that provide education and resources you are creating relationships and programs that benefit the poor and stop slavery.
Provide Fair Wages
By purchasing fair trade you are ensured that the producers or harvesters of those goods are being paid fairly, work in good conditions, and work a reasonable number of hours. Making a decent living wage allows people to care for their families. Fair trade reduces poverty, protecting families and individuals from human trafficking.
Worldwide there are many organizations rescuing human trafficking victims. After rescue, individuals receive aftercare in secured living environments as they heal from their trauma. Part of the restoration process for many is developing a profitable skill; many survivors sew, weave, or design jewelry. When you buy these products you provide the financial resources to continue programs, shelters, and rescue for victims of slavery, as well as a source of income for survivors.