Significance of the

Hummingbird

"Hummingbirds shouldn't be able to fly." said a man walking towards me. "If you look at their body structure, the size of their bodies compared to the size of their wings, a hummingbird being able to fly would seem to be aerodynamically impossible." When considering their body structure, the size of their bodies compared to the size of their wings, a hummingbird actually being able to fly seems remarkable.

In spite of overwhelming challenges, the women and men that make Made for Freedom products exhibit a similar resilience to not only move forward in life but to thrive. To recognize their challenges and power in overcoming them, we have documented stories of resilience. These stories are real, heart-breaking events that survivors have experienced.

When you are at an event with thousands of people to sell amazing products that are made by survivors of exploitation and the result of dignified employment, you eventually see a pattern in the responses but people will also surprise you with random statements or questions.

Click on any photo of a hummingbird below to read these inspiring Stories of Resilience.