Is there anything that would make you swim for 12 hours straight? In cold ocean water, with sea lions and other animals around you?
For Mauricio Fiol Villanueva, a Peruvian swimmer, the fight against child sex trafficking and the chance to spread awareness for O.U.R.’s cause is reason enough.
On August 12th, Mauricio swam 45 kilometers (28 miles), from Chorrillos to the Punta Ida and back.
“I swam this journey in protest to promote the fight against child sex trafficking. I hope we can all unite to eradicate this exploitation.
“We need to raise awareness among Peruvian youth and the general population of this human scourge that is child sex trafficking,” Mauricio said.
Mauricio has competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics and was a bronze medalist in the 2012 FINA Swimming World Cup in Russia. He is determined to use his platform and talents to inspire his country and people around the world to join the fight against human trafficking.
“I call on all Peruvians to be alert and join in any way… we will be able to fight against what so many children go through all over the world,” he said.
Will you join Mauricio in the fight?
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