Samantha Inesta

Executive Director, BeaSister2aSister

United States

Samantha Inesta has over 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She is the founder and executive director of BeaSister2aSister, an aftercare program for survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence. Her organization helps women and men become self-sustaining by supporting them as they step out of a life of dependence and marginalization. Samantha and her organization have a passion for helping survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence to have better access to food, clothing, shelter, immigration, and employment. Through partnerships, she offers culinary classes for survivors as a means for employment, self-nutrition, and reintegration into their communities.

 

Samantha also runs a project in Egypt to give women better access to health, education, and nutrition. The project raises awareness about human trafficking, child marriage, and domestic violence. She joined forces with other organizations in the investigation of the Chibok schoolgirls who were kidnapped in Nigeria. Samantha’s organization has since expanded their programs to Russia, Germany, and Bethlehem. Her main goal is to see women and men become autonomous and to accomplish their dreams without dependence on others.

 

Samantha was selected as a 2018 Global Freedom Exchange Fellow.