Women from across the globe will begin their ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on January 11, 2012, the National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the U.S.  Climbers will be raising awareness, prayers, and finances for women and children being oppressed, enslaved, exploited and trafficked. 

The Freedom Climb goal for 2012 is to affect the lives of 10,000 women through projects that break the cycles of poverty, shame, slavery, and despair.  These projects include micro-loans, education, skills training, and protection from exploitation.