Every year, thousands of teenage girls from the hills of the Himalayas are being sold, kidnapped, or lured into the big cities of India by traffickers, who enslave them in brothels. Globalization, gender inequality and poverty are some of the main factors driving more and more young girls to the sex trade.
THE MASALA SPICE FACTORY, AN INCOME-GENERATION PROJECT
Back in Nepal, a group of girls who survived sex trafficking, most of them suffering from AIDS, were given hope and opportunity
In March 2003, sponsored by people like you, two of these survivors were able to buy a spice-grinding machine and rent a small workshop to grind, package and sell spices such as turmeric, red chili and garam masala. Today, 17 young women operate the workshop.
However, some were not so
lucky, DEEPA died in January 2003, of AIDS, a few weeks after we discussing with her the Masala Spice Factory Project.
BE A PART IN THE TRANSFORMATION OF SURVIVORS OF SEX SLAVERY!
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From The Heart Productions, a 501(c)3, is The Masala Project fiscal sponsor.
Mail your check to:
From The Heart Productions/The Masala Project
1455 Mandalay Beach Road
Oxnard, CA 93035-2845