Asha Nepal and our partners work with victims of trafficking to find the best way to support each individual back into society and a meaningful lifestyle. Each of our projects is either a direct response to urgent needs of girls rescued from being trafficked into the sex industry or based on field research into the longer-term needs of trafficked women and children.
A large percentage of our income relies on companies and individuals, members of the public like you. Asha Nepal is a volunteer organisation in the UK with no paid staff, so all of your donation goes directly funding our projects. We need a approximately a further £36,000 to cover all 2013 expenditure - please help!
Our projects include:
Shakti Kendra Refuge - Established in 2004, Shakti Kendra is a refuge in Kathmandu for victims of trafficking.
Craft Workshop - The Craft workshop has been an ambition for several years, and with initial funding from ILO (The International Labour Organisation) for the first three months rent, equipment, furnishings and initial stock the project opened in June 2012.
Ashraya Women's Centre - The Ashraya Women’s Centre is a work in progress, created in response to needs identified through Asha Nepal’s joint research project into the long-term effects of trafficking on women (to be published by Terre des Hommes in autumn 2011).
Shatki Halfway House - The Shakti Halfway House was established in 2007 as a hostel for up to 60 trafficked women infected or affected by HIV and fit and willing to find employment.
Job Coordination - Our full-time Job Coordinator, Laxmi Puri, provides job-seeker support for clients at Shakti Kendra and for girls and women returned from trafficking through our partner organisation Shakti Samuha.
Children's Education - Asha Nepal has committed to providing an education, free from discrimination and abuse, for children affected by trafficking.
Foster Home - Violence against women in the family is rife in Nepal.
Hospital Healthcare - Asha Nepal offers financial support to women in the care of our refuge
My World My View - In 2006-07, Asha Nepal ran the successful My World, My View photography project with disadvantaged girls from Pokhara.