Combatting Sexual Slavery in Nepal

Maiti Nepal girls beading trafficking fundraisingFor well over a decade Crooked Trails has supported the work of Maiti Nepal which rescues girls from lives as sex slaves from the brothels of India. There are 500 girls at Maiti Nepal and the center receives no assistance from the Nepalese government, which would prefer not to admit that sex trafficking occurs. Maiti Nepal has a strong border prevention program and prevents an average of 1750 women and girls from being trafficked each year. All support –  which keeps the girls fed, housed, loved and healthy – comes from donors and from the beaded work the girls make. Maiti Nepal offers the girls vocational training to make beautiful beaded purses and bracelets.

In January 2012, Crooked Trails was honored to host Maiti Nepal Founder Anuradha Koirala in Seattle. Click here to read about her visit. Maiti Nepal was also recently featured in a story on CNN Heroes. More information is available at the Maiti Nepal’s website.

Host a House Party – It’s Easy!

Crooked Trails, in support of Maiti Nepal, can help you coordinate a house party to support their great work! A House Party Kit sent directly to you contains easy instructions on how to have your own mini-fundraising event.

The kit includes a DVD copy of the award-winning video The Day My God Died, narrated by Tim Robbins and Winona Ryder and featuring focuses on four young women who were rescued by Maiti Nepal while profiling the issue of sexual slavery. It is truly inspiring to watch, and a great piece to open up discussion at your house party. Also included in the kit are pamphlets on Maiti Nepal’s work for distribution. Donations may also be accepted and tax receipts are included for you to disperse.

Contact Chris Mackay at Crooked Trails to learn how you can receive a House Party Kit.

“If I look at the masses, I will not act. If I look at the one, I will.”
–Mother Theresa

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