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New lives: Rescuing women from the sex trade

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Kristin Keen's non-profit hires women who were involved in sex trade and teaches them to make clothing, accessories and other products.

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New lives: Rescuing women from the sex trade

Mark Basch | 11/28/2016

While working in India for five years, Kristin Keen saw the impact of the sex trade on women who seemed to have no way out. So she started a business to employ the women and help them on a path to a better life.

When Keen returned to Jacksonville five years ago, she learned of women involved in the sex slave there. She started a business called Rethreaded and hired some of the women to make clothing, accessories and other products.

Now 5 years old, Rethreaded employs 19 women, 12 of whom are survivors of the sex trade. The women are trained to work in inventory, sales or production roles.

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