Everyday Freedom Heroes Award: Freeset

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On March 6, the National Underground Freedom Center honored Kerry and Annie Hilton, founders of Freeset Global, as Everyday Freedom Heroes. Operating out of Kolkata, India in the neighborhood that houses India’s largest red-light district, Freeset provides alternative employment and economic freedom to hundreds of women trapped in India’s notorious sex trade through the sales of export-quality bags and apparel.

After the ceremony, business leaders from the tri-state area held a panel discussion on social enterprise, featuring Freeset Founder Kerry Hilton and local CEOs Kurt Reiber of Freestore Foodbank, Pam Green of Easter Seals Tristate and Jock Pitts of People Working Cooperatively. Click here to learn more about Freeset.