Determine to do as much good as possible!
I know that because you are on this page, you care about exploited children. You may have a deep passion for helping vulnerable people who find themselves in nightmarish circumstances...or you may just be learning about human trafficking for the first time.
I remember when I first started learning about how young people in Nepal were being trafficked. It broke my heart. Tom, my husband, and I knew that we had to do something. Even though we’ve been doing this for 15 years, some stories just stay with me...
I remember when we were introduced to three young boys ranging in age from 6 to 7 years old at a remote village where we visited several years ago. We learned that they had no biological parents.
There were visible signs that indicated that the children were neglected and exploited.
We knew we needed to intervene to bring them to a safe home, away from the place of hopelessness and sorrow. It took 6 months to work with the village chiefs, some wanted to help the children leave, others didn’t. Some were afraid that we were going to further exploit the children. It took time for them to understand that we were there to help.
The boys are now in their teens and have adjusted remarkably well with wonderful caring foster parents in a beautiful home in Kathmandu. Now they are getting a great education, doing well in school and learning instruments—their lives have been transformed and they have bright futures made possible because of partners such as you.
I thank you for making a gift to bring HOPE, mend Hearts and Transform Lives of so many hurting women and children!