Make 100 girls Free Forever in Jalpaiguri

by The Emancipation Network, Inc.

Summary

Made By Survivors, in partnership with Women's Interlink Foundation, is providing shelter and employment in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India to 100 female survivors of sex trafficking. $400 will provide a 6 month training stipend for a survivor, setting her on a path to a new life in which she can economically provide for herself safely from abuse and bondage.
$849
total raised
16
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

There is no shelter or safe housing for human trafficking victims in the region, while many girls are taken from this region and sold into the sex trade. The Women's Interlink Foundation and TEN Charities want to provide the resources to protect the survivors and help them return to independent living.

Solution

The Women's Interlink Foundation shelter provides a safe living environment, where the survivors basic needs are met. Additionally survivors receive mental health therapy and basic literacy education in a supportive environment. The Made By Survivors jewelry center will provide vocational training in a goldsmithing which pays a high wage in India.

Long-Term Impact

In 2012-13, Made By Survivors and WIF will train 100 women and youth in the income generation projects. The success of participants will increase their self esteem, confidence, mental and physical health. Their income will become stable, allowing them to care for themselves and families. Participants' economic stability and confidence will provide leadership and decision making opportunities within their families and the community at large.

Resources

http:/​/​www.madebysurvivors.com/​free-forever
main website, shop jewelry made by survivors
more information about Free Forever

Organization Information

The Emancipation Network, Inc.

Location: St Augustine, FL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.madebysurvivors.com
The Emancipation Network, Inc.
Project Leader:
Sarah Symons
Co-founder and Executive Director
St Augustine, FL India

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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