The Challenge

Human trafficking is an enormous problem throughout the world, and Indonesia and Malaysia are not exceptions. Experts estimate that around 50 million people are living in slavery in the world today. The US State Department rates Indonesia's response to trafficking as "Tier 2," meaning that significant efforts are being made by Indonesia's government to comply with the United States' "Trafficking Victims Protection Act," but full compliance has not yet been reached. Estimates are that about 6.7 of every 1000 people in Indonesia are victims of slavery or being trafficked. With a huge population of nearly 280 million, this means that there are over 1.8 million victims of slavery or trafficking in Indonesia. The Challenge is enormous. The people of Perchaya are working to rescue as many as possible from human trafficking and slavery, delivering a message of hope through concrete action to provide honest, honorable work with living wages.