Did you know that people are profiting from the trafficking and abuse of children in orphanages across the world?

Traffickers and unscrupulous children's homes are capitalizing on the 'voluntourism' trend of combining voluntary work with traveling. They encourage impoverished families into giving up or selling their children to orphanages, where they may be exploited, even abused, malnourished and forced to work. Sometimes, children are then re-trafficked to other orphanages and into other forms of exploitation to repeat the cycle and elicit further funding.

The petition at the following URL is addressed to people who travel in exchange for volunteering: