Double Your Impact Through December 31st!

Dear Friends,   Another holiday season has arrived, providing many special opportunities for gathering with loved ones celebrating and giving thanks.  At JVI, we are celebrating a year of growth and as a result, we directly impacted many more lives this year.   We are giving thanks for the blessings the year has brought, including the incredible gift of your partnership. We are so grateful for your faithful friendship, financial support and prayers.    Because of your partnership and the tenacious

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Double Your Impact Through December 31st!

Dear Friends,   Another holiday season has arrived, providing many special opportunities for gathering with loved ones celebrating and giving thanks.  At JVI, we are celebrating a year of growth and as a result, we directly impacted many more lives this …

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Three Child Brides Rescued From Sex Trafficking

Child marriage is a practice still prevalent in rural parts of India. Girls from poorer low caste families, with little to no education  are more likely to get married at a younger age. It is not merely a violation of child …

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Illegal Child Labor In India’s Wedding Card Industry

Weddings are a grand affair in India.  Marriage is considered to be tangible proof of the socioeconomic status of a family. India’s upper middle-class families spend a small fortune during the course of the wedding, and the parents start planning for …

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Two Minor Girls Rescued From Sex Trafficking

At the age of 9, Lavina* lost her father to a brain tumor which immediately plunged the family into a deep financial crisis. Her mother worked as a daily wage laborer at a paper bag facility but only earned $4 a …

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15 Boys Rescued From Forced Labor

In April of 2019, an employer promised 10-year-old Dinesh* a job to help him support his family. The employer promised his parents that he would have safe working conditions and good pay. Dinesh moved from Bihar, India to Delhi and began his job of selling water …

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Forced Into Slavery At Only 9 Years Old

India is home to millions of child laborers. Despite efforts by the Indian government and various NGOs tackling this issue, child labor still accounts for nearly 13% of the total workforce in India*. Extreme poverty and a lack of livelihood options make …

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A phone call that led to five months of captivity

Niya* lost her parents when she was only two years old and was raised by her grandmother in her native village in Bihar. When Niya was in the ninth grade, she received a phone call from an unknown number on …

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At a young age, Ali became one of nearly 12 million children in India forced into child labor.

Ali’s father abandoned him when he was just a boy. With his family struggling to survive, Ali left school at age 14 to work in his village. His family’s situation grew dire when floods ravaged their home, causing them to …

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Like many young girls growing up in poor villages in Nepal, Amala was vulnerable to trafficking.

Her family had few economic options. At age 11 she was pulled out of school to contribute to their expenses. She met a man who promised her a job and persuaded her to travel to Kathmandu, Nepal. Instead, she was …

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Five Minors Rescued From Sex Trafficking

The Global Slavery Index estimates that 8 million trafficking victims live within India’s borders. The eastern state of Bihar ranks among the highest states for human trafficking.  Bihar is an area where JVI works to bring freedom, justice and restoration

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29 Rescued From Forced Labor Slavery

On May 9th, 2019, JVI and one of its local partners collaborated with police and local government officials to free 29 victims from forced labor slavery at a brick kiln in northern India.  Among the families rescued were 16 minors (9 boys, 7 girls)

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38 Boys Rescued From Labor Trafficking

Aatif* grew up in a small village in West Bengal where he regularly attended school till the 6th grade. At the age of 13 years, Aatif was forced to drop out of school to look for work because neither of

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Double Your Impact Through December 31st!

Dear Friends,   Another holiday season has arrived, providing many special opportunities for gathering with loved ones celebrating and giving thanks.  At JVI, we are celebrating a year of growth and as a result, we directly impacted many more lives this

Read More »

15 Boys Rescued From Forced Labor

In April of 2019, an employer promised 10-year-old Dinesh* a job to help him support his family. The employer promised his parents that he would have safe working conditions and good pay. Dinesh moved from Bihar, India to Delhi and began his job of selling water

Read More »

Forced Into Slavery At Only 9 Years Old

India is home to millions of child laborers. Despite efforts by the Indian government and various NGOs tackling this issue, child labor still accounts for nearly 13% of the total workforce in India*. Extreme poverty and a lack of livelihood options make

Read More »

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