Human Trafficking

8-Year-Old Activist Works For Awareness of Sex Trafficking

When 8-year-old Vivienne H. saw a picture of two boys in Nepal with rocks strapped to their heads, she felt moved to action.

“We should do something,” she told her parents, Alexandria and Eric H., who brought the picture home from an art show in Sonoma.

That “something” turned out to be a lemonade stand near their house in Fairfax, Calif. — and over the last four months, Vivienne has used it to raise more than $50,000 for a nonprofit group dedicated to ending modern-day slavery and human trafficking around the globe.

The “Make-A-Stand! Lemonade: The Sweet Taste of Freedom” project includes donations taken in person at the lemonade stand, as well as online, which go to Not For Sale, a non-profit corporation in Half Moon Bay, Calif.

Today is Vivienne’s 140 day selling lemonade; her goal is to raise $150,000.

Vivienne’s story has been featured on ABC News, CBS News, MSNBC, BBC World News, and in The Huffington Post, as well as making headlines in Hong Kong, Brazil, The Netherlands and Australia.

Vivienne recently took some time to discuss with CitizenLink her passion to end child slavery…
[9 Nov 12, Bethany Monk, CitizenLink]