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Closed 24/11/2016

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£1,090raised of £500 target by 36 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,090 to train a survivor of slavery, child marriage or other human rights abuse to go on into a job in a paid profession, and lead a normal life

    Location
    India, Kolkatta
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    Funded on Thursday, 24th November 2016

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    Following a volunteer trip to India in October 2016, I was inspired to help the 'Made by Survivors' and 'Animal People Alliance' Charities.

    SLAVERY AND HUMAN RIGHTS, BY THE NUMBERS:

    29 million people are enslaved in today’s world, according to the United Nations

    One million children are trafficked every year for sexual exploitation

    100 million girls are trapped in child marriages

    200,000 children are exploited in child labor

    Average age of victims at the time of trafficking: 11-14

    In modern day slavery, human beings are bought and sold on an international market, for amounts ranging from $80 to $5000 or more. They have no control over their lives or their children’s lives: where they live, or what work they do (usually dirty, degrading or dangerous). Being enslaved is extremely hazardous to human life and health – for example 22% of child slaves in India do not make it to adulthood.

    Sometimes slaves are kept captive with literal chains or bars. In other cases threats of violence, or actual violence keep enslaved people from running away. Some people do not even realize that they are slaves, or that slavery is illegal. Millions of families toil as slaves for generations, to satisfy debts typically under $50, in the practice known as bonded labor.

    Animal People Alliance is the newest project of Made By Survivors, a charity established in 2005 to fight slavery and empower women and girls.In South Asia, where we work, there are millions of neglected animals on the street. In many cities, like Calcutta, there are very few animal services and those that do exist are unable to provide enough basic help for all the suffering and homeless animals. Local communities are overwhelmed by the problem, and in many cases, street animals are stigmatized and badly abused as a result.

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    • Mark harvey

      Mark harvey

      14 days ago

      Mark harvey

      Hi - I wanted to say a huge thank you for all you generosity in helping raise 218% of the target for the Animal People Alliance/Made By Survivors charity. I've been truly overwhelmed and inspired by your donations, and wanted to give you some background to where the organisation has decided to allocate the funds. We are using the money you raised to hire Sree as Project Coordinator for Animal People Alliance (the total raised will cover her wages for 7 months!) ... Continued in next update as only have 500 letters space ;o)

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    • Mark harvey

      Mark harvey

      a month ago

      Mark harvey

      Hey - I received this picture message from the girls in the Kolkata centre for 'Made by Survivors' thanking you for your support. Ive been overwhelmed by your generosity in supporting this charity, and as you can see, these gorgeous ladies are all smiles and wanted to thank you personally x

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    • Mark harvey

      Mark harvey

      a month ago

      Mark harvey

      In this video, meet one of the mothers in our program, Soma Halder. Some first joined Made By Survivors three years ago as a trainee. She went on to become an artisan goldsmith and gifted jewelry artist. Her leadership skills were soon apparent, so we promoted her to program supervisor. She is now earning a fantastic and very competitive salary and is the highest earner in her family. This improves her status in the family and community and enables her to give her daughter the education and opportunities that she missed out on as a child.

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    • Mark harvey

      Mark harvey

      a month ago

      Mark harvey

      To have reached 80% of the target in less than 48 hours is quite simply amazing, and really appreciated. Every pound goes to supporting these survivors, and truly inspired by your desire to help - Thank you #NoWords

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    36

    • Gwyn Rhodes

      Gwyn Rhodes

      Nov 21, 2016

      Good cause Mark, well done

      £50.00

    • Rhys Thomas

      Rhys Thomas

      Nov 7, 2016

      Already raised double your target :)

      £20.00

    • pete bolas

      pete bolas

      Nov 1, 2016

      £30.00

    About the fundraiser
    Mark harvey

    Mark harvey

    India, Kolkatta

    UK Contact for the 'Made by Survivors' and 'Animal People Alliance' Charity Organisations - www.madebysurvivors.com - Following a life changing trip to India, an advocate of helping women and animals to lead a free and normal life

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