In India, education is critical for breaking out of the cycle of exploitation, because without it, an average worker will make less than $2 a day. Most girls in India never get the chance to step foot inside a classroom, particularly at the secondary or college level. This lack of education leaves them vulnerable to traffickers who promise them jobs and a better life, which they will never actually see.
As Our Own works in India to identify vulnerable children, protect them from predators, and help them achieve their full potential. With the combination of 51 members of ENDCrowd and one generous matching sponsor, Helmer Scientific, As Our Own received the first year of funding for three Indian girls to attend college.
With a college degree, these individuals will have the opportunity to earn a living that helps pull them out of poverty, preventing them and their future children from being exploited. It creates a sustainable solution to the multi-generational cycle of poverty and enslavement.