NEPAL is one of the poorest countries in the world! The Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) compiled by the US State Department reports that approximately 1/3 of 50,000 women and girls who work in restaurants, dance bars and massage parlors in Kathmandu are exploited sexually. Most girls who are trafficked are from very poor families. Gang-rapes and beatings are common practice. Most of these innocent girls are forced to have sex with as many as 40 clients a day.
Angels Home in Kathmandu is a safe haven for the young girls, female victims who are minor, to feel loved and protected. Beside the permanent residents who either go to school or are in the process of learning a vocational skill in order to be integrated into the society at large, there are always a few more girls who use "Angels Home" as a temporary shelter from time to time. With more funding, Angels Joy is hoping to help more victims of abuse, violence, rape and human trafficking.
Currently, this shelter is the only home for its 9 /10 permanent residents. The holistic approach including the implementation of yoga/meditation/dance/art therapy and community work is helping them to be healed. Furthermore, they are either pursue education or are admitted to various vocational skills training in order to become independent, self-sufficient and thus a responsible citizen for their community.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).