2024 Program Map & Success Story

We are so grateful that our goal of raising $180,000 for 2024 programs through our holiday campaign was a success. Thanks to all of you for pulling us over the finish line! We understand that with many crises going on in the world, there are many worthy causes vying for your help and attention. Thank … Read more

Fall 2023 Freedom School Report

Thank you so much for your support and concern for vulnerable children in Nuwakot. We have had an incredible year with many highlights including completing the construction of our dormitory and headquarters, the addition of another grade at the school, launching remedial education classes for adults, growing our Sustainability Through Community Agriculture program, hosting a … Read more

September 2023 Updates

The Freedom School Our construction of dormitories & headquarters at the Freedom School is nearly complete!  Over the course of the year, Anjali and the team in Nuwakot, Nepal have been overseeing the construction of 2 buildings, across the road from one another. The dormitory building will provide a safe home for up to 50 girls … Read more

Why IT?

For me, one of the most exciting things about our new Learning Center (in Kolkata’s Sonagachi red light area) is the focus on computer training and digital literacy. Because Our Girls Want IT! In the early years, HFC offered training and employment for trafficking survivors in rescue shelters, mostly in artisan crafts (our name was … Read more

Summer 2021 Updates

Summer Newsletter 2021 After working in Kolkata for 13+ years, we finally have the opportunity to create a space large enough for all of the education, mental health and vocational programs we already offer, and some new ones we have only dreamed of. We are so excited!  The new space is being made possible by … Read more

Nepal Update – Nov. 2021

Nepal Update – Nov. 2021 I just returned from several weeks in Nepal, working alongside Anjali Tamang at the new school that she has built – and that HFC is supporting – in her village. The work that Anjali, her husband Binod, and their growing team are doing is powerful and beautiful beyond my ability … Read more


Minu in Red Light Resource Center in Kolkata, India

A Beautiful Soul – Minu Last week we lost one of our own. Our Community Organizer Minu Chetri passed away from tuberculosis.  TB is very common in red light area, where Minu lived for much of her life. Minu was a beautiful soul who brought light, hope and a much-needed sense of humor to everything. I first met … Read more

Spring 2020 at Her Future

COVID-19 Update India is in the midst of a strict, nationwide 40 Day lockdown.  This means you cannot leave your home without police permission, even to buy food.  Our families in the red light areas and slums live on daily wages: they did not have any food supplies before the lockdown, and they were going … Read more