At the moment there are somewhere between 150 000- 300 000 girls from Nepal that are used as sex slaves in India. These girls are between the age from 6 to 24 years old. Some are forced to please up to 50 men a day and are locked up in cages so that they will not run away. Many of the girls have developed severe injuries such as hip problems and a some of the children that are rescued do not have a tongue. The reason for this is because a lot of the girls get pregnant and they do not want the crying babies to disturb the customers. By cutting of the tongue the new born baby can’t make any noise.
Maiti Nepal was born out of a crusade to protect Nepali girls and women from crimes like domestic violence, trafficking for flesh trade, child prostitution, child labor and various forms of abuse, exploitation and torture.
About the Organization
In 1993, a group of socially committed teachers, journalists and social workers formed Maiti Nepal to fight against the social evils inflicted upon the female populace in Nepal. Since then it has become a world known organisation and is very well established.
Anuradha Koirala has receiving prices all around the world which is motivating her to continue the fight to save more girls. In 2010 she was named the CNN Hero of the year.Since 1993, she has helped rescue more than 36,045 people. Through her organization Maiti Nepal, she has provided more than a shelter for these girls and young women, she has created a home. It is a place for them to heal, go to school, learn a skill, and for some who are infected with HIV/AIDS, it is the place where they can spend their days surrounded by love.
Anuradha Koirala received the Best Social Worker of the Year Award in 1998, Prabal Gorkha Dakshin BahuMedal in 1999, Trishaktipatta Award in 2002, the Courage of Conscience Award from The Peace Abbey Foundation in 2006, German UNIFEM Prize in 2007 and Queen Sofia Silver Medal Award in 2007. She received the Mother Teresa Awards in 2014. Anuradha Koirala was conferred India's fourth highest civilian award Padma Shri in 2017by president Pranab Mukherjee and Koirala received G. O. D. Award in 2018. On November 2017, Koirala also joined Nepali Congress party and was appointed as 1st Women Governor of Province No. 3 on 17 January 2018 by Government of Nepal.
What Antima is Doing
Antima Charity Foundation have been on two missionary trips to Maiti Nepal. During our visits in 2017 & 2018 ACF joined on boarder controls, visited HIV/AIDS infected facilities, provided support to the woman working at the facilities, worked at the school & kindergarten and gave love and attention to the kids at the orphanage. We provided warm clothes to the kids and brought toys. It was important that all the kids received one toy each as they do not own many possessions of their own. Antima Charity Foundation has attended five charity galas & events to support the Charity Organization. Trevis preformed five songs during the 2018 Nikki beach Charity gala. He is an artist signed by Antima Music Group.
Teresa Academy School
Antima Charity Foundation participated in the 2019 Charity auction. This years money was donated to fund the Teresa Academy School. There are a total of 360 students at the school. 180 resides in the Maiti Nepal children’s protection home, 180 are day schoolers. During our missionary trips to Maiti Nepal ACF frequently participated at the school.
Bikes for Rights
We are continuing to support Bikes for Rights with their school and safety program. They have amazing results and it is such a joy to be part of it. We held two ceremonies. One in 2018 and one in 2019, where we’ve donated bikes to the children with the most need. Bikes for Rights is a foundation started by Maiti Nepal to protect the kids that have a long way to the school and/or lives in areas where children are often kidnapped. The bikes is a tool for the girls to protects themselves and will make it safer to get to and from school. During our latest missionary trip we had the pleasure to arrange a ceremony where we personally gave the bikes. These was held a press conference where we expressed the importance of this matter.
Antima Charity Foundation visited the hospice center on both of our missionary trips. During our last visit we donated goats and chickens to the center. ACF believe that animal therapy can improve the lives of the woman that live in the center and that the animals serves as good company.
Renovation & Sanitary
During our first missionary trip to Maiti Nepal in 2017, we upgraded the floors in the newborn/ baby room, making the rooms wormer and more suitable for young children. ACF have supported the center with sanitary equipment and baby diapers as this is one of the biggest expenses.
Maiti Napal has so far rescued: 36,045 people
Traffickers convicted: 1,601
Job replacements: 2,720
Formal higher education provided: 1,453,
Intercepted woman and girls: 39,964
Mediation of domestic violence cases: 11,299
Legal services offered: 18.055
Rehabilitation services rendered: 25, 320