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Mumbai Anti-Trafficking Drop-in Centers
About the project
Mumbai, India, is a big city with many red-light areas. Thousands and thousands of women and children are exploited through prostitution. Many vulnerable, impoverished children and women are trafficked from other areas of India; other women slip into this life out of the sheer need for survival. It’s here that the Church of the Nazarene has opened two drop-in centers called Jivan Asha, or “hope of life.” And that hope is exactly what the church is trying to offer.
In the midst of darkness, the Jivan Asha drop-in centers offer a safe place for women who are exploited and their children. The goal is to help women and children who are vulnerable to sexual abuse experience a dignified life.
The drop-in centers offer children an alternative to hanging out in the streets or brothels. At Jivan Asha, they can come to experience safety and stability and gain education, nutrition, recreation, psycho-social support, and spiritual nurturing. In addition, the centers offer women opportunities to participate in self-help groups, vocational training for alternative ways to generate income, counseling, hygiene education, medical referrals, emotional support, and spiritual care.
There are 75 children who currently participate, and the centers have reached out to 150 women and girls who are involved in prostitution. They have identified 65 who are open to new alternatives, and there are several women currently on a path to leaving the brothels!
When you donate, you are helping women and children experience true hope in their lives.
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Donate by Check:
In the US:
Make checks payable to General Treasurer and send them to:
Global Treasury Services
Church of the Nazarene
P.O. Box 843116
Kansas City, MO 64184-3116
Make checks payable Church of the Nazarene Canada and send them to:
Church of the Nazarene Canada
20 Regan Road, Unit 9
Brampton, Ontario L7A 1C3.
Be sure to put 127358 in the Memo area. Thanks for your donation.
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