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.
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.
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.
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.
"l've been in many NGOs, we want to hear good things when girls leave, like somebody is working, learning...but all I hear is bad news. I wish girls didn't have to leave before they're prepared." - Sarita, Revolutionary #5, Future Teacher
Total Funding Received to Date: $58,805
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $171,195
Total Funding Goal: $230,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).