A new photography training room and studio will also help us restore hope for women like Mae Lee. Now one of our most experienced photographers, Mae Lee was trafficked to Greece by her own mother when she was just 15 years old. She stayed in Greece for six years before an organization helped her return to China. Starfish Project stepped in and offered Mae Lee a new beginning. She has worked on our jewelry production team and even though she only had a primary education, she served as our Finished Products Manager. She is now a vital member of our marketing team as our product and model photographer. Mae Lee also got married and just returned from maternity leave after giving birth to a baby girl last Christmas.
Through our photography training room and studio, not only will Mae Lee be able to develop her skills, but she’ll also be able to train other women at Starfish Project and provide a safe and stable future for herself, her husband, and her baby girl.
“Starfish Project is such a healthy company. I have learned that growth is a personal choice and it is up to each person to take advantage of the opportunities they have been given. I have big dreams and I can’t wait to actually achieve them!”
– Mae Lee