Stop Human Trafficking, Rescue, Educate & Empower

by Journey Home Foundation
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Summary

We prevent at-risk Nepali girls and women from being kidnapped and forced into sex slaves or bonded labor, and we rescue those who have already suffered the trauma of being trafficked. JHF provides education, job training, housing, and medical support. Every Nepali girl is at risk of becoming a slave either in the big cities of Nepal, or more likely to be transported to India, the Middle East and Asia. The work also is in enforcement of laws. JHF wants to eradicate this risk one life at a time.
$20,000.00
total goal
$8,370.00
remaining
83
donors
3
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

The border between Nepal and India is quite open and anyone can cross without a passport or visa. Over the years, over 200,000 young Nepali girls have been stolen from their homes and forced into sex slavery in the red light districts of India. Every year, nearly 15,000 Nepali girls and women are trafficked to India's four main cities-Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, and Bangalore-for bondage-based commercial sex. In addition, nearly 7,000 women are trafficked to Persian Gulf countries each year.

Solution

The Journey Home Foundation aims to educate villages, women & girls on the dangers of human trafficking. Our Foundation provides vocational training to young women. It assists them in starting a career or business so that they can support themselves and their families. The women we work with develop a sense of pride and self-worth, are less vulnerable and better prepared to protect themselves. Our current program will provide training in midwifery care, health promotion, education and support

Long-Term Impact

Our work will help exponentially to eradicate sex trafficking. Our 2016-2017 Certified Medicine Assistant training program seeks to; 1.Prepare for future natural disasters by placing trained healthcare providers for villages in hard-to-reach locations in Nepal, 2.Provide a healthcare resource to women and infants in remote locations, who are without medical attention, 3. Employ 6 educated midwives and , thereby combating the systemic economic gender divide among educated professionals in Nepal.

Resources

http:/​/​www.journeyhomefoundation.org
https:/​/​www.facebook.com/​JourneyHomeFoundation

Organization Information

Journey Home Foundation

Location: San Rafael, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.journeyhomefoundation.org
Project Leader:
Bikash Gurung
Founder
San Rafael, Ca United States

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