WIPE EVERY TEAR INC

Freedom, Hope, Future

aka Wipe Every Tear   |   Boise, ID   |  www.wipeeverytear.org

Mission

Wipe Every Tear exists to bring freedom, hope and a future to girls trafficked in the sex trade. Wipe Every Tear provides women with real hope for a better future by offering a way out of sexual exploitation. By building trust through genuine relationships, facilitating holistic healing, providing a safe place to live, and job opportunities through education, we walk alongside each woman as she transitions out of the sex trade into a new life of freedom.

Notes from the nonprofit

WIPE EVERY TEAR IS A NON-PROFIT 501(C)3. ALL DONATIONS TO WIPE EVERY TEAR ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWABLE BY LAW. ALL DONATIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, NON REFERABLE. YOU HAVE OUR COMMITMENT THAT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE FORWARDED ON TO ANY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND WILL NOT BE USED FOR ANY SOLICITATION OR ANY OTHER INAPPROPRIATE USAGE.

Ruling year info

2014

Founder & Director

Kenny J Sacht

Main address

6604 W Overland Rd

Boise, ID 83709 USA

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EIN

32-0277240

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

On a single street in Angeles City, Philippines, there are over 15,000 women being trafficked. These women have been tricked and coerced to work in these bars. Many of them have been promised jobs as waitresses, only to be told that the job is no longer available. They are told that they must work as dancers. The Philippines is so densely populated that it is virtually impossible to obtain and sustainable, dignified job without a college degree. Cyclical poverty and the lack of quality jobs keeps these women in poverty, working in the sex trade, despite their desire to leave. Once they are employed in a bar, they have trouble seeing any way out. In an effort to continue to provide for their families, they continue to work these exploitive jobs, hoping and praying that something better will come along.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Wipe Every Tear- Philippines

Wipe Every Tear is committed to bringing hope and healing in the lives of women trafficked in the sex trade. From safe places to call home, to education and discipleship, we exist to give women the opportunity to have their lives fully restored.

Safe Houses are an integral part of Wipe Every Tear’s mission. Our homes are places of refuge, rest, and healing. By fostering each woman’s physical, emotional, and spiritual healing, we provide what they need for a successful future. Our precious women receive good meals, weekly allowance, daily transportation funds, and more… she really has all she needs for a transformed future.

Education is essential to Wipe Every Tear’s mission. Having a quality education allows women to create a brighter future for themselves and their loved ones. In many areas, a college degree or vocational training means the ability to find a job that can sustain a family for life. Therefore, we believe education is key to breaking the chains of sex trafficking.

Population(s) Served

TAYO is the Livelihood program for women in Wipe Every Tear's care. Our women are hired as employees and are given the tools needed to create beautiful jewelry- as well as realize their own beauty within. We are far more than a social enterprise, though that is what we functionally do. In a more accurate sense, we are in the business of inviting community into the restoration and empowerment of our women as they write new stories of hope and freedom.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Wipe Every Tear aims to restore women out of the sex trade in the Philippines. By equipping women with a college education and practical knowledge about how to provide for themselves and their families, they are able to be truly set free. Wipe Every Tear aims to break the chains of cyclical poverty for every woman that chooses to leave the bars. The goal is to allow these women to be truly set free and empowered so that they never feel the need to work in the sex trade again.

Wipe Every Tear equips women with quality education in order to allow them to be fully set free from the sex trade. Each woman that comes into Wipe Every Tear's care meets with a social worker, is enrolled in school and given the opportunity for counseling sessions. Women get to choose their course of study. This allows them to dream about the future, as well as encourages them to finish their studies.

Wipe Every Tear is passionate about caring for the women that are still working in the bars. Many of these women are working from poverty. They are hungry. Wipe Every Tear uses a meal outreach in order to provide tangible needs for the women working in the bars as well as build trust with them. Hot meals are brought directly into the bars during the lunch hour. This allows time to provide women with meals, speak with them, and inform them about how Wipe Every Tear allows them to leave the sex trade indefinitely.

TAYO is Wipe Every Tear's livelihood program. Every woman in Wipe Every Tear's care has the opportunity to become an artisan with TAYO. Each of the artisans makes beautiful jewelry that is sold in the Philippines and in the USA. Through the TAYO program, women learn valuable entrepreneurial skills such as business management, sustainable business practices, and hard work ethic. These handcrafted pieces are truly beautiful, which inspires dignity and confidence within each woman. They are able to feel deeply proud of the work that they are accomplishing while making extra income during their schooling.

Wipe Every Tear has a fantastic staff in the Philippines that encourages true restoration. This staff is knowledgable about the best practices for ways to equip and empower women leaving the sex trade. They are seasoned, passionate, committed women that are dedicated to full restoration. Wipe Every Tear has staff in Manila and in Angeles City, allowing the ministry to operate fluidly. This strategic placement allows women that are to be rescued from the bars to have timely contact with staff.

Wipe Every Tear is partnered closely with Bella Goose Coffee, a coffee shop in Angeles City that has been founded with the intent to aid in the fight against sex trafficking. Bella Goose provides the facilities to cook the meals used for meal outreach. Bella Goose staff will often participate in the preparation of the meals. There is a facility above Bella Goose's coffee shop that has been deemed the "Welcome Center". This is a safe space for women that are curious about Wipe Every Tear to eat, rest, and learn more.

There is a local church in Manila that has offered free counseling services to the women in Wipe Every Tear's care. The counseling services are incredibly reputable and are offered without any pressure towards specific religious beliefs.

Wipe Every Tear has become knowlegable about the best colleges and universities in the Philippines. Enrolling these women in quality education allows them to truly succeed when they graduate. They are women that are radically restored and truly set free, never to enter into a life of poverty and exploitation again!

There have been over 40 women that have graduated from Wipe Every Tear's care with a college degree. These women are all gainfully employed with dignified jobs.

There are over 50 women living in Wipe Every Tear's safe homes. These women and their children are being fully provided for as they earn a college degree.

In 2019, over 4,000 meals were distributed to women still working in the bars of Angeles City.

In the future, Wipe Every Tear intends to continue operating in a similar manner. It is their desire to continue to see more women walk into freedom. By the end of 2020, Wipe Every Tear desires to be feeding the women of Angeles City every day of the week. The goal of this outreach is to increase trust in order to encourage women to have the boldness to leave the sex trade.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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WIPE EVERY TEAR INC

Board of directors
as of 4/15/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Scott Pentzer

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/10/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/09/2020

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.