1st November, 2014
Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) achieved the status of “Superstar” on Global Giving in November after completing one year. GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised $159,913,820 from 416,370 donors who have supported 11,405 projects.
We are now most likely to be recommended to a corporate partner who is featured in Global Giving social media. We are also eligible for donor interactions, events and to receive gift card redemptions from donors. We will also have a permanent access to GlobalGiving’s online fund-raising which will lead to more visibility on the social media.
Adding on, we have also introduced our upcoming new program: “Nurture 75 Vulnerable Children in the Red Light Area” will provide a day-care and night shelter facility for toddlers from the age of 2 to 5 years would help them with a secured space, a protective and encouraging environment to learn and study, keep them away from the area and exposure of the activities. Healthy lifestyle, diet and hygienic conditions along with care, love, and peace will give them a productive safe space to grow.
About Apne Aap Women’s Collective
Founded in 1998, Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) is an anti-trafficking organisation that serves the women and children of Kamathipura, the red light area of Mumbai that is also one of the largest and oldest red light areas in Asia. By providing our members with the tools and resources to create a better quality of life, we seek to empower women who have been trafficked into brothel-based prostitution and to prevent the cycle of intergenerational prostitution among their daughters. Since 1998, we have served more than 2,800 women and children. Our alumni have earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and entered respected professions like accounting, hospitality management, luxury cuisine, nursing, photography, retail, social work, and teaching. Learn more at www.aawc.in.