THIRTY MILLION AT RISK
In the Gangetic Plain region of North India it is estimated that there are 30 million children who are malnourished, uneducated, and who face a miserable future. If not helped, many will grow up to be prostitutes on the streets or will end up in abusive environments. Without intervention, they are doomed to a dismal future.
ASIA’S POISONOUS HUB
The problem of human trafficking is well publicized in the big cities of the world and in places like Thailand and Cambodia. But few realize that northern India, with its massive population, poverty, illiteracy and corruption is an unchallenged hot spot for traffickers.
India has been termed Asia’s “poisonous hub” of sex trafficking.The border region between India and Nepal supplies girls to cities throughout Asia. At least 25,000 girls are trafficked annually.
HOW IT HAPPENS
Innocent girls as young as 13 are taken from remote villages where their illiterate parents are deceived into selling them to get out of debt. Dowry – a system in which the girl’s family must pay a large sum to the boy’s family at the time of marriage – also contributes to trafficking. Traffickers also pose as match makers, convincing parents that they will “marry” their girl to a boy for a very low price. Other traffickers pose as job placement officers, promising parents that their daughter will be given a good job in the city as a domestic worker.
As soon as the girl is handed over to the trafficker, she is subjected to hideous tortures until she helplessly submits to a sub-human existence as a sex slave.
HELP US GET TO THEM
BEFORE THE TRAFFICKERS DO
In the past two years TellAsia’s Indian social workers rescued and provided rehabilitation and skills training to over 25 girls who were either trafficked, sexually abused or were intercepted while being taken to a brothel. These girls now can enjoy a normal and happy life.
Photo: some of our rescued girls. For security purposes, their faces aren’t show.
OUR BIG VISION
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TellAsia has the infrastructure and community rapport that, given the right financial partners, would enable us to reduce trafficking of minor girls along the northern border of India by 90% in the next 5-10 years. Based upon our extensive network of 18,000 full-time and partnership social workers engaged in other types of service, we are well positioned with a presence in nearly every county and village. We now seek a financial partner to enable this vision.
REDUCE BY 90%
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THE MISSING FACE
Neha and her friend Pooja were both seven years old. They lived in a remote village of north India. Neha’s papa labored long hours in the field but because he owned no land and was heavily in debt due to illness, his meager income was insufficient to support his family. Pooja’s papa had died and her mother was illiterate, ailing and without an income. Both girls often went hungry.
TellAsia Ministries came to know of Neha’s situation and we rescued her into Blue Haven Children’s Home. But Pooja was not so fortunate…Read the full story