Made By Survivors is a program of T.E.N. Charities, a 501 (c) 3 federal tax-exempt nonprofit, founded in 2005. All donations are fully tax-deductible. Donations to T.E.N. Charities pay for rescue, shelter care, job training and employment, and education for survivors of slavery and their children.
Over 29 million people in our world are enslaved, according to the United Nations. Millions more are trapped in child labor, child marriage, and other forms of gender violence. The majority of those trafficked for sexual exploitation are women and girls. Without intervention, slavery and exploitation are destined to be repeated, generation after generation. Trafficking, child marriage and child labor cut off education and economic opportunities for young people, blighting their futures and leaving them vulnerable to exploitation throughout their lives. Poverty, lack of education for girls, and the low status of women are root causes of all of these issues
Made by Survivors' focus has always been on long-term interventions that enable survivors to rise above the abuse of their pasts, build safe futures, and remain free forever.
Survivors need high quality employment and education, safe and decent shelter, counseling and other tools to overcome the tremendous stigma they face, and to ensure they are no longer vulnerable. Since 2005, we have provided these tools to survivors around the world, helping over 1500 survivors and their families become and remain free and independent.
Currently, we are raising funds so that we can train and hire more survivors at the new Jalpaiguri Shelter in West Bengal, India. - built in 2014 in partnership with Women's Interlink Foundation. In July 2016, we successfully completed a campaign to raise $55,000 to add a new floor to the shelter, which will be constructed this fall. The new space will be used for vocational training and employment of newly rescued girls.
Please make a donation of $10, $25, $100 or more, and help us make the dream of freedom and independence a reality for more girls in 2016. As always, we keep overhead costs at an absolute minimum (low management salaries, working from home, re-using every box, etc) so that every possible dollar can go directly to programs for survivors.