Thank you for your help in providing children and women with a day of safety from India's red-light distrticts. Your gift is making a tremendous difference in the lives of women and children trapped in a life of sexual slavery. Over the past few months, 99 women and 169 children residing in the brothels were helped through various programs.
You are making a lifesaving difference for women in children in India!
*Nadi became a widow when she was only 19 years old. With little money, she started cleaning houses but she was barely making enough. One day her neighbor promised her a high-paying job in the big city. Nadi left with the hope of a better life, but her neighbor deceived her. Nadi’s neighbor was actually a pimp! He trafficked her into Mumbai and sold Nadi in the brothels, where she was forced to work.
Nadi was abused daily and couldn’t escape. Customers would beat her and the man she lived with would abuse her and steal each night’s meager income.
This wasn’t the life she wanted. When Nadi became pregnant, she wanted something better for her child, *Jiya.
You provided that better life. Counselors often encouraged Nadi, cared for her, and monitored her health at the weekly medical clinics.
Your gift rescued Nadi from nightly beatings and abuse. Today, she and her child each live in a safe house. She looks forward to having a place of her own where she and Jiya can live.
Your support saves women like Nadi and gives them the encouragement and counseling they need. Nadi worked in the brothels for many years, and she finally made the courageous decision to get out. Because of you, now she lives in a safe house, where she receives full-time shelter, care and support.
In honor of Mother's Day, give a gift that will help women like Nadi find a way out sexual slavery. You can honor the special mom in your life by helping another mother in need.
Thank you again,
John Sparks India Partners President
*Names have been changed in this story in order to protect their identities and keep them safe.
You gift is helping girls like Ani*. Everyone in the safe home affectionately calls Ani the “fair angel.” She’s a cute little girl adored by her house parents and sisters, other girls rescued from the brothels. It’s hard to imagine that a sweet and kind angel like Ani grew up in such a harsh and abusive environment—the red-light district.
“When was I was at my home, my mother and father were doing bad things, saying bad words to me, and drinking bad things,” says 7-year-old Ani.
This was her life but not anymore. Thanks to you, Ani lives in a loving home far away from the red-light districts. She has a safe place to sleep, play and learn. Your gift provides for her basic needs.
“I like living here because I like to study,” says the bubbly Ani. She’s an excellent student who goes to one of the best schools in the area. In the safe home, she receives extra tutoring lessons, which help her to excel even more in school.
Her life wasn’t always like this. She used to live in a place surrounded by a lot bad people who hurt her mother. Ani’s mother is a victim of sex trafficking and still works every night in the brothels. It wasn’t safe. Ani didn’t sleep well, and she barely had room to stand. She said it was like living in a tiny box. She wanted a better home.
Today, Ani is happy to have a big space where she can sleep, learn and play. Your gift rescues children like her and gives them hope for a brighter future. Please consider giving again so more children like Ani will get the help that they need.
John SparksIndia PartnersPresident
*Ani's name has been changed in this story in order to protect her identity and keep her safe.
The women and children have benefited from safe houses, counseling, pre schools, remedial classes, medical interventions, feeding programs, fun clubs, and weekly gatherings.
Your gift is helping women like Jaya find freedom from sexual slavery.
Jaya was married off at a young age and when her husband died she didn't know what to do. Her neighbor promised her a good job in the city so she went with the man, but she soon realized that she was deceived. Her neighbor sold her to another man and she was forced to work in the red-light districts as a sex worker. Jaya soon became pregnant and her life was challenging. Customers would abuse her and the man she lived with would also hurt her if she didn’t bring home enough money.
It took several years for Jaya to trust our staff. They encouraged and counseled her about her child and her safety. They frequently helped her at the weekly medical clinics and monitored her health because she was at risk of contracting HIV. After much encouragement to leave the trade, Jaya finally left. She is now living in safe house and her child is also safe.
Today Jaya is in a better place because of you. Thank you!
Sincerely,John Sparks,PresidentIndia Partners
Thank you for your help in providing children with a day of safety from India's red-light distrticts. Your gift is making a tremendous difference in the lives of women and children trapped in a life of sexual slavery. Over the past few months, 84 women and 157 children residing in the brothels were helped through various programs.
Your gift has helped many children in the red-light districts by giving them a safe and loving place to live, learn and grow.
This summer some of the girls in the safe house got a chance to attend a summer camp. After finishing their final exams in school, this was a fun way to spend their break. All the girls are very studious throughout the year and this was a fun way to relax after a rigorous school year. All the girls performed very well on their final exams and were promoted to the next class with excellent grades.
The girls enjoyed the camp so much and made some great friends along the way. The girls also got a chance to enjoy some time at a nearby water park. The children living in the safe house are daughters of sex workers in India, and they are all grateful for the opportunity to live in a better environment and pursue after an education
Thank you so much for serving children living in the red-light districts and giving them hope for a better future. Your gift truly makes a difference for children who grew up in such a dark and broken place.
Over the past few months, 76 women and 89 children residing in Mumbai's red-light districts were helped. Your gift is making a tremendous difference in the lives of women and children trapped in a life of sexual slavery.
The women and children have benefited from counseling, pre schools, remedial classes, medical interventions, feeding programs, fun clubs, and weekly gatherings.
Your gift has helped many children in the red-light districts by giving them a free pre-school education and a nutritious meal every day. Children like Alok are doing so well because of your gift.
Alok's mother was a victim of the sex trade in Mumbai. She is a sex worker, so her son is forced to live in the dangerous and dirty brothels. Alok is a talkative and active 5-year-old boy. He used to roam the streets with nothing to do. After encouraging Alok's mother to put Alok in our pre-school program (called a balwadi in Hindi), he is doing so much better. Alok is also getting a nutritious meal every day. He is very smart in his studies and his behavior has improved greatly. Alok enjoys participating in special school activities and events.
Seeing the changes in Alok, his mother enrolled his younger brother in the balwadi (pre-school program) too and is very happy with the development of both her children.
Thank you so much for serving children living in the red-light districts. Your gift truly makes a difference and gives hope to children who grow up in such a dark and broken place.
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