HVO Querido and Amsterdams Coordinatiepunt Mensenhandel offer shelter to women who have fallen victim to human trafficking. Besides protecting them from harm and providing them with legal counsel, they offer the women an selection of professional courses.
By reading this book, and tasting the recipes, you will learn that victims of human trafficking are powerful women. Women who work hard at turning their lives into something beautiful.
Carlijn van Hengstum of HVO Querido
The results of the cooking class have been spectacular not only yielding tasty results but offering women a sense of self and solid job opportunities. As their confidant and trainer, HVO's Carlijn van Hengstum spends a lot of time with the women at the shelter. Seeing them focus on skills and regaining trust was the starting point for creating this book.
Eight women from seven different countries provided their most precious recipes and cherished stories. Stories that make a book that is about so much more than cooking. TMRW joined forces with Mara Vissers to design a book hat doesn’t reveal the women’s identities but lets through enough rays of positive light to inspire others.