Pursued International Foundation

Launched in 2018, is a faith based non-profit organization targeting ‘at-risk’ women and girls with an emphasis on counseling, mentorship and empowerment.

We have partnered government agencies, church groups and youth organizations to raise awareness about the issue of human trafficking. With a two part focus of awareness along with restoration and
reconciliation Pursued International engages with commercial sex workers in order to link them to resources in the community with the aim of reintegration.

Our Story

Founded in July 2018 Pursued International started from an article about sex tourism that led to a trip to South East Asia that blossomed into a mandate to serve.

Founder and Director Stacy-Ann Smith saw an article about sex tourism in South East Asia. After reading the article she was compelled to leave the comfort of her home and job and travel thousands of miles to be God’s hands and feet to a people group she had never before heard of. Her time serving in the brothels and bars opened her eyes to a bigger purpose for her life. Upon returning to Jamaica she was challenged to look into the issues of sexual exploitation and trafficking on her country. 

After much prayer Pursued International was birthed as a small ministry and now a registered charity serving the needs of the exploited and down trodden.



Assembled founders and hosted first training of volunteers.



Partnered with government agencies, NGO's and parachurch organizations; hosted first public education campaign and helped first ladies off the street


International Grant

Public education Campagn in eight schools with the aim of training over 150 students plus staff and parents

The Future

Social Enterprise

Survivor led training, business start ups, educational scholarships and research.

What We Do

We help women and girls who are at risk of have been   trafficked,  to generate healthy, vital and independent lives. We educate in order to build capacity and prevent trafficking in Jamaica.


Bi-weekly Pursued International’s outreach team heads to the streets to engage with commercial sex workers with prayers, gifts and a listening ear. This is the evangelism arm of our outreach with the aim of building relationships and sharing the love of God

School Clubs

We mobilize and train students on the signs and indicators of trafficking and how to start clubs on their campuses.


Through public education campaigns and trainings  we  we educate and equip to reduce and prevent human trafficking by shining a light on the issue shifting the culture.


Survivor Support

We conduct survivor-led mentoring, support groups, retreats, recovery curriculum, emergency relief fund, and community partnerships to help women heal from their past and rebuild their lives.

The commercial sex industry keeps exploits women, devaluing them. Our aim is to restore dignity and renew hope.

Our Commitment

To reach, restore and equip at risk women and girls who have been sexually exploited and victims of sex trafficking by providing counseling , business and educational opportunities; helping them to generate healthy, vital, independent lives

Stacy-Ann Smith