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Made By Survivors is a program of T.E.N. Charities, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit.
Donations to T.E.N. Charities pay for rescue, shelter care, job training and employment, and education for survivors of slavery and their children.
2013 IMPACT REPORT
Click here to download our 2013 impact report where you can learn more about our programs, see photos of our programs in action and meet some of our courageous survivors, partner shelters and team members.
Made By Survivors Free Forever Campaign:
One of our most exciting projects is building a shelter for survivors in Jalpaiguri, Northeast India, in partnership with Women’s Interlink Foundation. Jalpaiguri is a remote provincial city near Darjeeling. There are very few resources there to combat trafficking, and many young girls are in urgent need of safe housing. The cost of building the first floor of the shelter (8000 sq. feet) and boundary wall is $150,000. Another $50,000 was needed to set up a vocational training program and school sponsorships as well as to rent temporary housing while the shelter is under construction. We have raised $160,000 so far towards this project, and now we need to raise another $20,000 more to fulfill our commitment and finish interior construction and furnishing the space. We hope and expect that the girls will be able to move in to the new shelter by the end of 2014.
Jalpaiguri is a high trafficking region near the borders of India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan. The tea industry, which was once the main source of income in the area, has become unstable, causing severe poverty and conditions ripe for trafficking.This region has no other anti-trafficking services available, and the new center will provide a safety net for the whole region – a place where anyone who has been trafficked, or is in danger in the area can come for help.
Like all of our programs, the Jalpaiguri shelter is designed to give survivors all the tools they need to remain free forever – education, jobs, counseling, and a safe, loving home. Join us in building a home where survivors can heal and reach their enormous potential.