Giselle Meza, an active humanitarian, survivor of Human Trafficking, and former top model, witnessed the exploitation and injustice happening to women and children around the world while traveling extensively to over 58 countries on assignment. Moved with compassion for the victims of injustice that she met, Giselle founded Puresa Humanitarian, a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization with the mission to rescue and save lives, to provide a tangible solution and a realistic rescue for victims of Human Trafficking, to rescue, restore, provide safe homes for innocent children who were trafficked and sold into a life of forced slavery and bondage, and to empower rescued women by creating opportunity for self-sustainability, to make a difference in these women’s and children’s lives.
Giselle’s personal life experiences as a child; a Human Trafficking victim and survivor, tricked & trafficked at the age of 14 years old when she moved to the US from Costa Rica, escaped and survived, have fueled her passion and devotion for her humanitarian work and created a very personal life-long mission to rescue and restore innocent victims around the world who have been exploited, trafficked, and enslaved.
Giselle knows that only by God’s Grace was she able to escape and survive. She has dedicated her life through Puresa Humanitarian to reaching, rescuing, and creating new pathways and a way out from slavery that other victims and survivors may now have hope and a future and live the life that God intended for them.
Ana L. Meza / Project Coordinator
Ana L. Meza has been an interior designer for 30 years, an entrepreneur with an extensive retail background, and a humanitarian volunteer in Costa Rica for many years where she lived part of her childhood and young adulthood, advocating for women and children in need in Central America, and witnessing the tremendous injustice of sexual slavery.
Ana has a passion to empower women with love and dignity, she is a mother of three and a grandmother, and is no stranger to adversity herself.
It was only natural for her to join forces with her sister, Giselle Meza, founder of Puresa Humanitarian to fight the injustice of human trafficking by utilizing her expertise to help reach those in need worldwide and to empower rescued women with skills training, opportunity, and employment to help women escape poverty and help break the cycle of human exploitation.
Ms. Ana L Meza is currently Project Coordinator in the US for Puresa Humanitarian as her sister works on the front lines.