Rescue trafficked women & children in India

by India Partners
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*Garati is an outgoing, bright and adorable 6-year old girl. She was born and raised in India’s dangerous red-light districts, but today, she is safe and living in a better place thanks to you. As the newest child in the safe house, Garati was welcomed with joy.

Because of your gift, Garati has a safe place to sleep every night. She is receiving food, clothing, counseling, medical care and an excellent education at a nearby school.

Garati grew up surrounded by violence and abuse because her mother is a sex worker. Garati’s mother struggled to care for her daughter. She barely made enough to support the family. She wanted a better life for her child so she brought Garati to the safe house. Imagine your children or grand children growing up in that situation. 

Thanks to you children like Garati are being rescued from India's red-light districts and are now living in a safe house. Your gift is making a tremendous difference in the lives of women and children trapped in the life of a sexual slavery. Over the past few months, 133 women and 158 children living in the Red Light Districts have been helped. Thank you for being a vital part of this work.

Today Garati is happy to be in the safe house. Whenever her mother visits the safe house, she sees a visible change in her daughter. Garati is an intelligent and happy girl who loves learning. Every morning she wakes up excited to get dressed for school—something any mom would love to see! Thanks for making this all possible.

Sincerely,

John Sparks

P.S. To help more children and women in Mumbai's red light districts, you can give a gift today! You will be changing their lives forever by providing them with brighter futures. Encourage your friends and coworkers to join you. Take a moment and change the life of a young girl like Garati and make your gift to Rescue trafficked women & children in India.

 

*Garati's name was changed in order to protect her identity and maintain her safety.

Laxmi
Laxmi

Dear Friend,

     Thank you for your help in providing children and women with a life of safety away from India's red-light districts. Your gift is making a tremendous difference in the lives of women and children trapped in the life of a sexual slave. Over the past few months, 131 women and 162 children living in the Red Light Districts have been helped. Thank you for being a vital part of this work.

     Sorrowfully, not every child is able to leave the Red-Light District. Oftentimes mothers don’t grasp the importance of getting their children out. Plus they want them close by because, they are after all, their children. For every child we are able to help get out there are probably 20 still in the Red Light District. Laxmi* is one such child. 

     Laxmi lives in an urban slum entrenched in poverty. Families live in small cinderblock and sheet metal homes surrounded by filth and sexual abuse. It is a toxic and unhealthy environment for anyone, and especially a child, but sadly this is Laxmi’s home.

     Laxmi loves school. But with an illiterate mother and chaotic home life, she has little chance to excel in the extremely competitive Indian school system. But you are giving her the chance to learn and keep up with her classmates. Right outside the Red Light District, India Partners maintains a Learning Centre. Here children are able to come before and after school, they receive a meal and are helped with their homework (tuitions). 

     Laxmi is a bright and eager 12-year old girl; she now has a chance to succeed. She is able to stay in school and is getting an education because of people like you. When we work together we can change lives even in the most difficult places.

     Thank you,

John

India Partners

P.S. To help more children and women in Mumbai's red light districts, you can give a gift today! You will be changing their lives forever by providing them educational opportunities they would otherwise not have. Encourage your friends and coworkers to join you. Take a moment and change the life of a young girl like Laxmi, make your gift to Rescue trafficked women & children in India.

* Laxmi’s image changed to protect her identity

it is a sad existence in the Red Light District
it is a sad existence in the Red Light District

Your gifts provide life-changing opportunities for the women and children that have been trafficked into the sex trade. It is a horrible life and after a period of intense oppression and abuse people mentally normalize their behavior and escape becomes nearly impossible when they see no way out and life must go on. It takes devoted personal attention, by trained dedicated professionals to Rescue trafficked women & children in India.

Your gifts make this possible. Over the past few months 131 women and 162 children living in the Red Light Districts have been helped. Thank you for being a vital part of this work.

Usha* was trafficked into Mumbai years ago from a village in North India.  She was subjected to an awful life, if you can call it life, by men who abused her.  To cope she drinks nightly to erase the pain and memories, but every morning they are still there.

The IP women counselors come each day to the Red-Light District.  They encourage her and train her; she is enrolled in the sewing school and she is learning to read and write.  Today she is stuck in the trade but slowly she is gaining confidence that she can thrive outside the Red-Light District.

Usha has a glimmer of hope.  A smile, a laugh that sneaks out as she tells of the hope that she is beginning to grasp.  It is a long difficult journey.

Breaking free from the bondages that bind her takes time, when she reaches the critical survival level, she can slip away from this place, enter a safe house and never come back.

Your sacrificial gifts make this possible, together we are working to Rescue trafficked women & children in India, helping these women and their children find freedom from the bondage of being trafficked.

With you, and Usha, in the struggle against human-trafficking, 

John
India Partners

p.s. To help more children and women in Mumbai's red light districts, you can give a gift today! You will be changing their lives forever by providing them with a safe place to live. Encourage your friends and coworkers to join you. Take a moment and change the life of a woman like Usha. Rescue trafficked women & children in India.

* Usha’s image was altered to protect her identity.

Pinki in her original environment
Pinki in her original environment


Dear friend,

Over the past few months, 131 women and 162 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 vulnerable children in the red-light districts by giving them a place to escape from the dangers of the Red Light District. Children like Pinki are doing so well because of your gift.

Pinki’s mother was trafficked to Mumbai at the age of 13.  She was tricked into coming to Mumbai with a promise of helping in the home of a businessman, and continuing her education but was immediately trafficked into the Red Light District.  After a few years of suffering with daily abuse she then became pregnant.  From conception Pinki’s life was one of suffering.  She grew up hidden under the bed while her mother worked, or wandering the streets in panties when she was lucky.

Her mother received counseling from our workers and agreed that the best thing for Pinki was to grow up in our Children’s Home.  When Pinki first moved into our home, she was physically weak and moody. She was used to roaming around without clothes or proper food. She was lacking the nurture and stability needed for a child of her age.

Pinki has now started school, YEAH!  She was first home schooled as she was not able to cope up with the rigors of an English Medium education but she has now joined with the other girls and is doing well in her studies.

Thank you so much for serving women and children living in the red-light districts. Your gift truly makes a difference and gives hope to people who suffer in such a dark and broken place.

To help more children and women in Mumbai's red light districts, you can give a gift today! You will be changing their lives forever by providing them with a safe place to live. Encourage your friends and coworkers to join you. Take a moment and change the life of a child like Pinki. Rescue trafficked women & children in India.

Sincerely,

John Sparks,
President
India Partners

*The names in this story were changed to protect the identities of the women and keep them safe.

Women like Ritu are grateful for your support
Women like Ritu are grateful for your support

Your gifts provide life-changing opportunities for the women and children that have been trafficked into the sex trade. It is a horrible life and after a short period of oppression and abuse people mentally normalize their behavior and escape becomes nearly impossible when they see no way out and life must go on. It takes devoted personal attention by trained dedicated professionals.

Your gifts make this possible. Over the past few months 131 women and 162 children living in the Red Light Districts have been helped. Thank you for being a vital part of this work.

You are making a lifesaving difference for women and children in India! Thanks for helping a woman like Ritu.

Ritu’s father died when she was in the second grade. Her mother was unable to care for her, so she was sent to live with an aunt. The aunt raised Ritu faithfully and provided food, clothing, shelter and education. But at the age of 16, Ritu went to back to her mother and was forced to get married. Her husband beat and abused her. Ritu was desperate to leave her abusive situation. One of her neighbors knew of a job in the city and suggested that Ritu take it. Ritu’s life was a nightmare, so she fled to Mumbai.

Her nightmare only became a new chapter. Upon arrival in Mumbai, her neighbor took her to a hotel and sold her. She had been trafficked! Her first night was terrible. She could not believe what just happened to her. She tried to run away, but there were guards everywhere. The oppression and abuse were horrible. Ritu began drinking, smoking and taking drugs to kill the pain in her heart, soul and mind. She remained in this situation for years. Life in the Red Light District slowly controlled her—at times she thought she was insane.

One day she met Aanya, a trained India Partners counselor. Aanya began counseling her and helping her to remember everything she learned when she was a child. Aanya helped Ritu mentally and emotionally. Aanya taught her to first change her mental paradigm and prepared Ritu to escape her slavery. Finally, Ritu was able to escape the suffering of a trafficked woman.

Thank you so much for serving women and children living in the red-light districts. Your gift truly makes a difference and gives hope to people who suffer in such a dark and broken place.

To help more children and women in Mumbai's red light districts, you can give a gift today! You will be changing their lives forever by providing them with a safe place to live. Encourage your friends and coworkers to join you. Take a moment and change the life of a woman like Ritu. Rescue trafficked women & children in India.

Sincerely,

John Sparks,
President
India Partners

*The names in this story were changed to protect the identities of the women and keep them safe.

 

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Location: Eugene, OR - USA
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