Maya was a victim to the horrors of India’s trafficking ring. At 29, she was rescued by our staff and today, she is a hero to many other victims like herself.
“I still despise going back to that area but I go every day. I was given the gift of freedom and I want others to be able to experience that. I understand them and they understand me.”
The outreach staff comprises many such brave souls and they are our soldiers on the front line. Through weekly counseling sessions and an honest, love-filled friendship, they reach out those still trapped in the red light districts.
20% of those living in the city of Mumbai exist under the poverty line and of this population, the worst affected are women and children. Our feeding van is set up at two of the busiest train stations of Mumbai (CST and Byculla) providing approximately 845 meals a week to those who would otherwise go hungry.
This daily interaction with those suffering in the streets helps us develop a bond with them.