Kranti partnered with IIT Chicago, where students designed a sustainable, compressed-earth brick home; this project will fund land/construction for Kranti's home and three income generation programs.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Current anti-trafficking and other NGOs for marginalized girls shuffle girls quickly from street/brothel to a shelter, where they are put through quick, unsustainable skill training programs and eventually sent back to family life - unskilled. Without the option to pursue education or become financially independent, 80% of girls end up back on the street or in the sex industry. Kranti turns marginalized girls into social change agents, and this transformation requires a safe, long-term home.
How will this project solve this problem?
Kranti's house will be India's first long-term healing home for socially marginalized girls who do not wish to be repatriated/married but want to become financially independent social change agents within their communities -even if it takes 10 years.
Potential Long Term Impact
By having a permanent home which girls will leave only when they are able to sustain themselves and their families, the Revolutionaries will be able to pursue any career they choose - proving to India that women are not economic burdens, but ASSETS.
Total Funding Received to Date: $71,131
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $71,131 . The original project funding goal was $75,000.