Aruna Project

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316 W. 4th Street, 3rd Floor, Cincinnati, OH, 45202, US


The 14th Annual Cincinnati Aruna Run will be held on September 4, 2023 at Smale Riverfront Park. This event will benefit the Aruna Project, a US non-profit dedicated to creating lifelong freedom for survivors of human trafficking through employment marked by holistic care.

By providing empowerment through employment, Aruna creates lifelong freedom for women by helping them find their voice, experience independence, and develop a marketable job skill alongside a sisterhood of others who have overcome. Through its products and events, you can literally help set free and give the liberating power of choice to women like Reshma, Fathima, Pooja and so many others, while also celebrating freedom in your own adventure.

The Aruna Run Race Series is the catalyst of the freedom process, with the money raised flowing into Aruna’s Training Centers in areas of high sexual exploitation in South Asia. Once freed, the women are offered full-time employment in Aruna’s Freedom Business, where they are trained to produce the line of Athleisure bags and headbands sold in its online store, at events, and at select retail locations. The proceeds from the sale of the products are reinvested into the Freedom Business to fund the holistic care each Artisan receives: a living wage, safe housing, healthcare, retirement savings, and counseling.

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Love this organization! Incredible mission, amazing product. Functional and thoughtful design. Would highly recommend shopping on their website or running in one of their races!

— Alexis

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