One life at a Time
Chaiim Foundation is registered under the Maharashtra Public Trust Act 1950 – E29881 and is a NGO (Non Profit Organization) rehabilitating survivors of human trafficking and promoting the welfare of the marginalized, the poor, disadvantaged and exploited irrespective of religion, caste or gender. We achieve the same by giving attention to Reintegration, Rehabilitation and Restoration.
Vision is to Reinstate survivors (women, men and children) of commercial sexual exploitation and those who are at-risk.
We build and provide hope, by offering skill training, vocational opportunities, life-skills training, counseling and spiritual development to those seeking freedom to live dignified lives.
Our Mission is to Rehabilitate and Restore Survivors of human Trafficking.
To provide employment to young women above the age of 18 years rescued from vulnerable situations (typically human trafficking or prostitution) and to provide income for survivors of human trafficking to facilitate their successful transition to society. On the job training will be provided to beneficiaries through Fair Trade Wages.
To develop and establish relationships with other likeminded organizations based in India and abroad to support the various programs and to meet the needs of the development of the beneficiary.
Equipping Survivors with Basic Life Skills, Education, Vocational Training, Counseling, English speaking classes, field trips, social awareness trips etc. will be given to beneficiaries on further development of the project contributing to the reintegration of beneficiaries.
Is to empower those who are survivors of human trafficking and the urban poor woman by having
Our Founders became aware and experienced the darkest atrocities that could happen to women who were survivors of human trafficking. During the course of their daily interaction with the beneficiaries, they recognized a gap in the recovery process for these women and felt that it was one thing to realize the need for emotional, spiritual and physical healing for women who have experienced sexual exploitation; however it was a tough challenge to address the practical and vocational needs as they move towards their emotional recovery.
Chaiim Foundation (which means LIFE) was birthed to provide viable employment for these women, so they are able to support themselves and their families. Despite the initial bumps and learning curves of starting a business in one of the most challenging environments in the world, our founders were able to play a part in changing the lives of women who now have a hope for their future.
Chaiim Foundation continues to help break the cycle of poverty that fuels human trafficking and sexual exploitation through employment by employing women who have been rescued with a stable line of work. By providing training and jobs we prevent this from happening by employing women who are at risk. Our desire is to give these vulnerable women a choice where they’ve had no choice and make a lasting difference in their lives. Your support not only impacts the lives of these women but also gives them that second chance where your support helps integrate and restore ‘One life at a Time’
4 Year Program
Life skills are important because they give the beneficiaries more control to improve their lives.
Sometimes, victims may have dropped out of school or training, which further reduces their
The girls at Chaiim Foundation are very eager to learn and pursue their education.
Chaiim Foundation provides freedom for women from the sex trade, women who were forced into
The experiences that trafficked victims have been forced to go through are torturous
Every person has a dream to have a home where they can call it their home, Chaiim provides
One life at a Time
Human trafficking is one of the major problems in India. Till date no concrete study has been conducted so far to know the exact number of trafficked kids in India. The New York Times has reported on the widespread problem of human trafficking in India especially in the state of Jharkhand. Also in the report it is stated that young girls are trafficked from neighboring Nepal to India. In another article published in The Times of India – Karnataka is the third state in India for human trafficking. Other South Indian states are also the most sought after destinations for human trafficking. Every year more than 300 such cases are reported in each of the four south Indian states. Whereas West Bengal and Bihar, on an average have 100 such cases each year. As per the data, more than half of the human trafficking cases are from these states. According to the latest report on human trafficking by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reveals that Tamil Nadu has 528 such cases of human trafficking in 2012. The number is really high and more than any other state except for West Bengal (549). As per the data from Home Ministry, 1379 cases of human trafficking were reported from Karnataka in the period of four years, in Tamil Nadu the number is 2,244 whereas Andhra Pradesh has 2,157 cases of human trafficking. Recently 300 bonded labourers in Bangalore have been rescued. According to an article in Firstpost, Delhi is the hub of human trafficking trade in India and half of the world’s slaves live in India. Delhi is the hotspot for illegal trade of young girls for domestic labour, forced marriage and prostitution. Delhi is also the transit point for human trafficking.
Human trafficking outside India, although illegal under Indian law, remains a significant problem. People are frequently illegally trafficked through India for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and forced/bonded labour.
Girl trafficking is a social crime,evil and also known as the major problem in the society. In this social crime the girls from any country is took in the name of love or by doing marriage or kidnapping them and taking them away to another country or same country to prostitution to earn money.
Trafficking of children is a form of human trafficking and is defined as the "recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, and/or receipt" of a child for the purpose of exploitation.
Poverty is one of the main causes of child trafficking. Poor families sometimes have no choice but to abandon their children, leaving them in the hands oftraffickers. Poverty also causes a large increase in the number of street childrenand orphans.
Sex trafficking is a form of modern slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally. Sex traffickers use violence, threats, lies, debt bondage, and other forms of coercion to force women, men and children to engage in commercial sex against their will.
THE VICTIMS. Victims of human trafficking are frequently lured by false promises of a lucrative job, stability, education, or a loving relationship. Victims can be men or women, adults or children, foreign nationals or U.S. citizens.
China, Russia, and Uzbekistan have been named among the worst offenders when it comes to human trafficking, according to a State Department report released Wednesday, joining Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Sudan, and Zimbabwe on the bottom "tier" of the U.S. human trafficking rank.
I was very young when my older sister got married. Since my sister and I are orphans, this meant that I had to move all the way from my home in Nepal to Nasik in Maharashtra, India. During my time in Nasik, I helped my sister and took care of my nieces and nephews. However, my brother-in-law was not very happy with my presence in his house. This led to heated fights between him and my sister. Upon realizing I was the cause of conflict in the house, I made the decision to leave. I asked around, hoping that I would find a job and be able to move.
Some people told me I will get a job if I come to Mumbai. I was all of 19 years when I decided to leave my home. I met a stranger who offered me an instant solution to all my problems. He said that he knew of very good places in Mumbai that offered me jobs. So I blindly trusted him and left the next day on a train to Mumbai. When I reached the place, he told me that he would come back and take me with him to another place but little did I realise that would be the turning point in my life. I realised after some time that I was sold for Rs. 5000. My life fell from good to bad and worsened as every day went by. I was made to service clients sometimes even 12 to 15 times a day. I cried. That’s the time I lost hope and my faith died. Nothing could have prepared me for the horrors that befell me. After a few years I was finally rescued and put in a government home. From there I learned of and joined Chaiim Foundation. Yet, my spirit was still broken. At that point I was still in a very hopeless state of mind; I thought that this was all my life will ever amount to. But as I heard other stories, I realized I was not alone. More than that, I realized that I was not tied to my previous circumstances. Where I come from does not define who I am. Slowly, my spirit was uplifted. I didn’t feel trapped by hopeless brokenness anymore. I am quite happy doing my training at Chaiim. I’m learning English (which has always been my dream) and am hoping to come up on my own. I have learnt to save money from my stipend that I earn thru stitching and sewing ( a vocational trade I learnt at Chaiim Foundation). I now wholeheartedly discourage other girls I know who consider going back to the trade, because I firmly believe that living with less is better than living with no dignity at all.
One life at a Time
Chaiim Foundation incubates and is open to business ideas in the various sectors of trade to help empower some of the most vulnerable and trafficked victim to be rehabilitated back to society and community.
Chaiim Foundation Chaiim Foundation welcomes people to contribute their skills, time, talent and experience through our Volunteer Program. Please fill in the attached Volunteer Application form and email the same along with your brief Resume / CV / Bio profile to firstname.lastname@example.org Do note that volunteers are required to be at least 18 years of age and willing to commit time as required depending on the available opportunity.
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Around 8,000 companies would fall under the Bill's ambit and this mandate would translate into an estimated CSR spending of Rs. 12,000 - 15,000 crore annually. In order to maximise the impact of their CSR, Indian corporate houses need to look beyond the traditional lens of "charity" and develop succinct CSR strategies with potential for large - scale social and economic impact.
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There are many ways you can get involved in the fight against human trafficking and help in the process of Restoration and Rehabilitation.
From organizing a musical evening or garage sale day, to arranging a fellowship dinner, to organizing cultural meets to fashion events… there are lots of creative ways to fundraise for Chaiim Foundation. Email us to let us know what you have planned.
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When you give to Chaiim Foundation, 93% of your donation goes straight to operational work (7% Administration expenses). Visit our Donate page for information about how to donate.
Run you own event and inform your friends, family, school or work colleagues about human trafficking and the work of Chaiim Foundation. Do keep us informed of what you have in mind and we can help with collaterals and other materials or anything else you need to help in creating awareness.
Chaiim Foundation work wouldn’t be possible without the generosity and expertise of some of our individual and corporate partners. If you or your business are looking to offer support, sponsorship or fundraising opportunities, please connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chaiim Foundation welcomes people to contribute their skills, time, talent and experience through our Volunteer Program. Please fill in the attached Volunteer Application form and email the same along with your brief Resume / CV / Bio profile to email@example.com Do note that volunteers are required to be at least 18 years of age.