Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Exploitation

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Exploitation

Connecting A Better World
Nov 13, 2020 • Season 1, Episode 50

Show Notes

On this episode, we spend time with Sarah Symons, Founder and Director of Her Future Coalition, an international charity who’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty and exploitation by providing education and services to survivors and the most vulnerable girls. Sarah is an author, former composer of music for TV and film as well as a former art teacher in New York City.

Her Future Coalition was founded by Sarah Symons and John Berger in 2005, a married couple who built the organization from the ground up using their personal savings and dedicated community of friends. As a women-led organization, Her Future Coalition provides compassion-led solutions which break the cycle of trauma and establish a new cycle of trust, well-being, choice and independence.

Over the years, they have saved thousands of survivors in India, Nepal, Cambodia and Thailand…some of who joined their programs and are now managing the programs, working as trainers and mentors to newly rescued girls. 

For more information about Sarah Symons and Her Future Coalition, please visit:

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