Regional Expansion – Kenya We are excited to share that we are expanding our work into Kenya, working – as usual – with exemplary local leaders and partner organizations.  Kenya, like South Asia is a global hotspot for sexual and gender-based violence. Our work in Kenya is starting with support of a school-based rescue shelter, … Read more

Computer Training 2024

Computer Training & Digital Literacy – a Path to a Brighter Future Sitamaya comes from a family where men are the providers and decision makers. When her father died suddenly just after she graduated high school,  it felt like a nightmare as he was her biggest champion. He had been the only breadwinner of the … Read more

Trip Report March 2024

My recent trip to visit projects and partners had many challenges and even more joys. As I reflected in my journal, I kept coming back to the themes of value (as in human worth) and values. Kolkata As usual, I started my trip in Kolkata – our base of operations, where we currently have a … Read more

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