Empower 300 survivors with jobs & renewable energy



Building a biogas plant at a shelter for survivors of brothel slavery near Mumbai, India, offering training and employment to survivors and providing clean energy to the shelter and community. As of 2012, an additional cattle shed is needed to keep up with the demands of running the farm, housing the cattle, and collecting the waste.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Hundreds of young girls are rescued from slavery each year by Rescue Foundation, India. Most were trafficked around age 12, and enslaved in Mumbai brothels, suffering severe trauma and abuse. Thankfully, many are now safely housed and cared for at a shelter and farm in nearby Boisar. Slavery survivors need intensive counseling, medical care and education. They also need realistic and sustainable job opportunities and training so they build safe, slavery-free lives.

How will this project solve this problem?

100 survivors each year will be trained to operate a dairy farm and biogas plant at the shelter, supplying clean, renewable energy and dairy products to the shelter and local community while gaining marketable skills, empowerment and literacy.

Potential Long Term Impact

This facility will provide clean renewable energy to a densely populated, polluted region and raise local awareness of environmental issues. Survivors will receive training and employment allowing them to safely rejoin society.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Sarah Symons

Co-founder and Executive Director
St Augustine, FL United States

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