True Inspiration: Somaly Mam

Somaly Mam, founder of the Somaly Mam Foundation and AFESIP, was sold to a brothel as a child and lived the majority of her youth as a victim of human trafficking in Cambodia. Her experiences motivated her channel her pain into productivity, and through her organizations she passionately devotes her life to rescuing and helping other victims of human trafficking. It was Somaly’s book, The Road To Lost Innocence, that inspired me to create Nina Mantra, and helped me to define my purpose in life; which is to utilize my own talents and creativity to help others. For more information on Somaly Mam and her work, check out the clip below and visit her foundation’s website at

Narrated by actress and humanitarian Lucy Liu, “The Road to Traffik” reveals the shocking world of sex trafficking that Somaly Mam, a former Cambodia sex slave, is heroically waging a crusade to expose and end. The filmmakers accompany photographer Norman Jean Roy on his painful journey to document the brutal rape and suffering that thousands of children face daily in the brothels of Cambodia and Southeast Asia.


About ninamantra

▲nina mantra jewelry is a handcrafted accessory line based out of beautiful orlando, florida. all pieces are limited edition or one of a kind and created with lots of love fusing vintage components, raw gems, and natural materials.
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