NCP's 2022 spring campaign
Keep 'em Safe!
NCP's Nepali partner Shakti Samuha urgently requested
funds to build a protective wall around a shelter for girls
who survived sex trafficking and domestic abuse, as they
are at risk from the same ones who used to abuse them.
We raised $30,700 to keep 'em safe!!
Thanks to all the individuals, congregations and other groups whose compassion and generosity made this happen! The money has been sent and the wall is being built!
Currently, 15 girls - ranging in age from 5-15 - live there, along with several
Shakti staff. They are typically there for six months or so until conditions are
right for them to be reintegrated into their families. The daily routine involves
rising at 6 a.m., yoga, dance classes, breakfast, school, chores, skill training
such as knitting. Older girls receive three hours of nonformal education. (We
can't show the girls' faces for privacy and security reasons.)
“We can breathe easy now with the land and the home – we can live in peace,”
house mother Harikala told us on our January 2022 Learning Tour.
Except for one thing: as Shakti helps the girls bring their traffickers to trial,
these criminals are often out to seek revenge and/or to kidnap them to further
exploit them. And currently there is nothing standing between them and a house Off to school
full of young women and their caretakers. Thus, Shakti's urgent request for funds
to build a wall around the property.
The cost is $30,700 (revised from $25,000 initial estimate). None of Shakti's other supporters have shown interest in helping out. That leaves us.
- Raised so far: $28,285.60
Can you or your group, class, club, congregation lend a hand to keep these girls safe? We're suggesting to groups that they consider contributing one or more "shares" at $250 each - or of course whatever they can raise. For others of us, a gift in any amount is deeply appreciated. Give at the tab above or by check to NCP, 117 Nature Road, Blue Ridge, VA 24064.
As always, 100 percent of donations to our Special Projects go to the programs themselves.