Oxum Foundation Inc., located in Brooklyn, New York, is a new and innovative, volunteer-based 501c3 not-for-profit whose mission is to help young daughters and mother survivors of trafficking through education and job creation. Established in 2021, the organization promotes economic empowerment among underserved women by contributing to their long-term education and career goals. 

We accomplish this alongside Oxum NYC—a for-profit brand that designs, manufactures, and sells home décor products to retailers and direct to consumers. In addition, Oxum NYC employs female survivors and pays competitive wages for their time and effort. 

Human trafficking—modern-day slavery and illegally exploiting a person—is one of the fastest-growing transnational crimes globally. It is a multi-billion-dollar industry encompassing sex trafficking, forced labor, and domestic servitude. 

In 2018, an estimated 403,000 people were trafficked in the United States. (What is Sex Trafficking, n.d.) The U.S. Department of State estimates that 14,500 to 17,500 people are trafficked into the United States annually. (ACLU, n.d.) Unfortunately, these estimates are only a fraction of what is happening in this country due to the crime's complicated and hidden underground nature.  

For more information on how you can help or volunteer, please send us an email at oxum@oxumnyc.com