We had the good fortune of connecting with Jennifer Lunsford and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jennifer, how do you think about risk?
Risk taking is what I have learned to love. Rahab’s Rope has had many new and exciting opportunities from taking risk. In the beginning of our company and navigating through building a business, risk taking seems a bit scary. It is now something that pushes our team which ultimately grows our company.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Rahab’s Rope is a 16 year old company that exist to empower women and children in the fight against human trafficking. 100% of the profits from our global and local product sales fund our mission. Rahab’s Rope first began after a few trips to India working with women and children sold into human trafficking. My mother began importing product and selling out of the back of our car, schools, churches, friends homes, basically whoever would host us and buy product. We gained momentum and began traveling to India multiple times a year to buy product. Fast forward 16 years and we now operate out of 5 cities in India, have a detox program, preschool, children’s home, and aftercare centers where we employ women with dignified jobs.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We have two retail shops in Northeast GA, so I would definitely bring them to our shops! Our shops are located in Gainesville and Clarkesville, GA. I have two favorite restaurants. Bigg Daddy’s in Helen and Cornelia, GA. SO GOOD and the owners are awesome! My other favorite restaurant in Universal Joint in Clayton, GA. The Northeast GA mountains have so much to offer. Great fishing on the Chattahoochee and Soque River. Then of course we would have to spend a few days on Lake Burton. Lake Burton is the most beautiful lake surrounded by mountains.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Both of my parents deserve credit. My mother, founder of our company, Rahab’s Rope, is the reason for my passion and compassion to help and serve others. She has shown me to live out love through action. My father, COO of the company has taught me my work ethic. He has worked extremely hard for everything and taught me that if I want something then I need to go after it.