Social Impact Bond for reuniting families

by YouMeWe NPO
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Social Impact Bond for reuniting families
Social Impact Bond for reuniting families
Social Impact Bond for reuniting families

We are continuing to support YouKiKai in their plight of Abusive Parent Training. In recent efforts, they collected over 30,000 signatures towards making parental training a policy.

In addition to funds raised through GlobalGiving, a total of over $20,000 have been raised for them. We will be having our update meeting this weekend in Nagoya about the status of applying for the Social Impact Bond Program and keep you posted.

In Japan, in 1991 it was the first year it made it law to report abuse of children witnessed. In the first year, 1,500 cases were reported. Not because the number of cases increased but because the number of reporting increased.


Last year over 205,029 child abuse cases were reported. Many have multiple children involved.


We had over 309,178 car accidents last year but many of which were not fatal due to the investment and focus we have put in society on making cars safe.


Why are we not putting the same investment and focus on making children safe?

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Dear Fund Activist,


As we move forward, we appreciate your support to bring us to where we are today. 


So far, off line we have raised oer 1,600,000 JPY for this project and we keep moving forward.


The work around retraining abusive parents is invalubable Social Impact as we have the chance to break the three generational cycle of abuse. Many parents who were not equipped to be parents sometimes have their children taken away as they seek training on how to avoid triggers or how to rethink their approach to the many challenges of raising children.


The cost of having children in institutional care is over $1,000,000 to the government from the age of 2 until 18 years old when they leave high school. We have a serious opportunity to help reunite families with the Social Impact Bond and increasing the partcipants and exponentially grow the reach of the training.

Please consider donating to this project during the April 3rd week long Little by Little Campaign to help us.


Thank you for everything you so.




MIchael Clemons

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We are happy to see the progress with Youkikai and the work they are doing. We have been able to direct a total of 1,600,000 JPY to the project through donations from Delinian Charity Fund. 

Attached is the annual report from Youkikai and testimonials about how they were able to collect over 40,000 signatures to show the government that parental training should be done as a top down approach before children can be registered for pre school or government children financial support.

We continue to endeavor to collect the funds necessary to do a Social Impact Bond structuring to allow them to expand their work across Japan and help reunite more children with their families.

Thank you for your support and we will continue to keep you posted.



Michael Clemons

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On November 16 at 8pm NHK's Heart Net TV will be airing a documentary about a young couple who's abusive actions led to the death of their 3-year-old son during the 2020 Coronavirus Epidemic.

The child had 245 wounds all over his body, and the cause of death was multiple organ failure due to a severe blow to the head.

There was no involvement of the Child Guidance Center or municipal counseling agencies, and there has been no verification of the case by the government. 

[It is the responsibility of adults to protect the smiles on children's faces!

54: Number of children who died from abuse in 2021

207,659 cases: Number of cases of child abuse consultation

In Japan, where 810,000 new lives are born every year (FY2021), more than 200,000 cases of child abuse are reported.

Furthermore, there has not been a single year in the past 30 years in which child abuse has decreased, and the number of cases has increased 200-fold over the past 30 years.

 This is extraordinary! It is nothing but an anomaly! (anger, anger, sadness, grief, sadness)

Here is another major challenge for us adults living today.

Please get out of the "misery" of "indifference" and shift to the "love & courage" of "concern" <(_ _)>.

Please see photos of the 30,000 Signature drive to promote the "institutionalization of prenatal child-rearing classes" to prevent child abuse. Finally, the 16th is the last day. Please cooperate with us.  For more information about the signature drive, please visit

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On average, it can be projected that 1/3 of the children living in orphanages in Japan want to be reunited with their families. One-third are happy where they are and one-third do not feel they have a voice.


For the one-third who wish to be reunited with their families, we have endeavored to start a Social Impact Bond to support Youkikai Net who do training for abusive parents to create a pathway for them to be reunited with their children and also do training for parents before they start on the path of building a family so they are aware of their trigger areas.


We are seeing a rise in abuse cases in Japan over 200,000 recently. Cases do not mean a case per child as a case could involve many children. While the number of car accidents reached over 300,000 we find that as a society we are putting more time, money, and energy into making cars safer and as a result fatalities from car accidents have declined. Why are we not doing the same to address child abuse cases and breaking the multi-generational cycle of trauma and abuse?

In a nutshell, 6.8% of Japanese families have one parent. Of the abusive families, 39% of the one-parent families are women abusers and various other combinations.
For single mothers, abuse is: 23% is physical abuse; 50% is neglect, 26% is mental while sexual abuse is small across all categories; at least of the ones reported.
For single fathers, abuse is: 45% physical, 34% neglect and 21% mental.
The level of 4 which is the most horrific, is handled by the group in Nagoya. 62% of their re-training seminar attendees are women and 37% men.
This Social Impact Bond is the first of its type as far as we can ascertain. The structuring will be done by our colleagues in Australia who have had great success with marginalized children reaching adulthood. 
We will then continue to seek the support of the local government as it is $1,000,000USD to have a child in institutional care in Japan from 2 years old to 18 years. 
We look to raise the initial funds to structure the bond and then will seek funding in the millions in order to save projected millions per ten children we are able to reunite with their families.
Our target is for the government to pay back the bondholders plus alpha financial return coupled with the social impact return.
Much effort is focused on the results of childhood trauma, lets be a part of the solution.
Thank you,
Michael Clemons
Founder, YouMeWe NPO
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Location: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo - Japan
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Twitter: @youmewenpo
Project Leader:
Michael Clemons
Nakano-ku , Tokyo Japan
$1,050 raised of $75,000 goal
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$73,950 to go
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