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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Kranti's Website - learn about our vision/work
Kranti's Facebook - see what we're up to!
Revolutionary Daughters - Al Jazeera Documentary