BENEFITING: BOMBAY TEEN CHALLENGE
Kamathipura is a maze of buildings originally created by the British for reasons best left to our imaginations. While independence did come to India, hundreds and thousands of girls are yet to find freedom from the bondage of sex trafficking. The tragedy of which is disguised in the normalcy of its bustling streets. But above the shops are an array of windows framing the faces of women lost without hope, as they appear and disappear like fading portraits. It is behind these innocuous walls, girls are ‘broken in’ like animals and locked in tiny dark cells for many years, the doors open only to those who perpetrate this evil. Kamathipura is a microcosm of what is a rising global phenomenon of sexual slavery.
Bombay Teen Challenge has been working in this district for the past twenty five years, rescuing and restoring broken lives. We just started a school for children that have been rescued from the Red Light Districts with the hope of providing them with an excellent education and a chance at life.
The last time we came together on crowdrise, we raised enough funds to start a health clinic in a Red Light District. Through that, thousands have been cared for. We're back this time and we want to provide an opportunity to give the best education to children that were once in the Red Light District and now are safe in our homes. Through a top notch school, we want them to have the best and become the leaders of tomorrow. Help us get to $25,000!