A second wind for kites and people. Kite.Pride repurposes durable fabrics headed for trash both locally & globally, to upcycle them. Simultaneously they create jobs for people in need of new hope and a second chance at life.Read about the ministry ›
There are more slaves today than at any other time in history. Every year, some 2.5 million people become victims of human trafficking.
In Israel today over 12,000 men, women and children are involved in the sex-industry. A recent poll indicated that 76% would like to leave, but feel trapped with no option of escape.
Kite.Pride makes a difference by repurposing high-quality sporting materials such as kite-surfing kites, yacht sails, and parachutes into unique bags. Through the sale of each bag, they provide and create more job opportunities for those in need.
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Kite.Pride is a social enterprise that provides jobs to former victims of human-trafficking in Israel. The organization is able to help those in need re-enter the labor market by providing them with a safe work environment and a sense of family and belonging.
Matthias and Tabea grew up in Papua New Guinea, and lived and worked in Switzerland before moving to Israel in 2014, to pioneer and establish a new kind of social business, rehabilitating and employing former victims of trafficking. They have three children and together as a family they live in Tel Aviv. Mati has a background in mechanical engineering, crime investigation and pastoral care. Today he is a social entrepreneur. Tabea formerly worked as a travel agent and airliner, and today she is a leader, speaker and author. They founded the NGO Glowbalact, which in turn established Kite.Pride.