Starfish Project Jewelry
The Starfish Project is restoring hope to exploited women in Asia. The Project developed a socially responsible jewelry business in order to provide women with alternative employment and a range of holistic care services. Starfish Project provides opportunities for women to heal and grow through counseling, vocational training, language acquisition, family education grants and health care access, as well as providing housing in our women's shelter.
The Parable of the Starfish:
One morning and elderly man was walking on a nearly deserted beach. He came upon a boy surrounded by thousands and tousands of starfish. As eagerly as he could, the child was picking them up and throwing them back into the ocean.
Puzzled, the older man looked at the young boy and asked, "Little boy, what are you doing?" The youth responded without looking up, "I'm trying to save these starfish, sir." The old man chuckled aloud and asked, "Son, there are thousands of starfish and only one of you. What difference can you make?"
Holding a starfish in his hand, the boy turned to the man and gently tossing the starfish into the water said, "It will make a difference to that one!" (source unknown)