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.
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
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.