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The average 12 year old girl is entering 7th grade.

She is beginning to do small household chores, learning to cook and clean. She's beginning to discover new talents and aspects of her personality.

She is dreaming.

But in one of Asia’s red light districts a 12 year old girl can fetch one of the highest prices from men seeking use of her body.

Girls from poor families are most often the victims of trafficking.

Often unknowingly, a family member will hand her off assuming she will be working in domestic employment.

Girls are drugged and taken hundreds of miles from home and country to cages where they will be sexually abused, often more than 20 times a day until they are rescued. 1

The Industry


More than simply physical lust keeps girls captive; it is the financial lust of their traffickers, brothel owners, pimps, and sometimes their families.

$32,000,000,000

Human-trafficking is a 32 billion dollar a year industry. 2

At the core of the trafficking industry is a lust for
money, power, and control.

This plays out in the sexual abuse of thousands of girls every minute.

Asia's Second Largest Red Light District


In the heart of Mumbai, India, in a space less than two square miles, there are more than forty thousand women & girls in sexual-slavery.

Girls who have dreamed of becoming wives, mothers, teachers, or textile workers, have their virginity and nearly every shred of innocence and ownership over their bodies stolen from them.

Even if they are able to escape the red light district, most times they are not welcomed back to their families.

Many return to the red light district reluctantly with no other viable provision.

73.7%

73.7% of all girls trapped inside the brothel system must be rescued if they are ever to reach the outside world again. 3

200,000

A girl who is trafficked at age 12 and dies at age 40—most likely from a sexually transmitted disease—will have been sexually abused an average of 20 times a day for 28 years, a total of nearly 200 thousand times.

This seems like a staggering number.

An impossible number.

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our sin, made us alive together with Christ.


Eph. 2.4-5, ESV

Anita's Story


Trafficked when she was 19, Anita suffered unimaginable emotional & physical torment for years in the red light district. Today she loves and helps restore rescued girls at our rehabilition center.

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With your help, we can show great love to these girls who feel dead, forgotten, and broken. We can make the possibility of freedom a reality.

With your help, we help broken dreamers dream again.

At Red Light Rescue, we don't believe that God simply saves us from something, but that He saves us to something.
Our goal is to not simply rescue girls, but to bring them to the hope of a new life.

Rescue


We never force a girl to leave. Instead, we bring the gospel to her, build relationship with her, and help her leave without fear for her life. This process can take days, weeks, or months, but we know if a girl leaves willingly, the chances of her finding real hope after rescue are greater.

Education


Most girls have no education beyond 4th grade and over 70% of trafficked victims are trafficked across borders, so their native language is not Hindi. In our safe-home we give language training and schooling, equipping our girls to survive outside the red light district and outside our safe-home.

Personal Care


The physical abuse our girls have endured is unspeakable, but we provide medical care, counseling, and other personal care for every girl.

Vocational Training


Because our girls have hardly known life apart from the red light district, we know it is very important for them to feel a sense of control and accomplishment. Every adult girl in our safe-home learns a trade like jewelry making, bag or clothing making, or teaching.

Discipleship


Our girls are in a gospel centered, family focused atmosphere. They are reminded often that God has rescued them and set them apart. Some of our girls who have gone through the program now serve in the program as counselors, house-mothers, teachers, and vocational trainers, helping other rescued girls find life and healing.

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No girl is ever turned away.

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Empower yourself and others to make a difference in your local community: read and distribute our Tool Kit, wear our shirt in public places to help raise awareness, or purchase Cage: The Horror and Hope.

One-time and monthly commitments enable us to provide rescue and rehabilitation for women and children who have been trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation and prevent trafficking of at-risk children.

Give Today

Join us as we pray for men, women and children trapped in slavery every third Monday we welcome anyone who wants to pray with us for our projects and for those affected by human trafficking.

Sign up to receive monthly prayer updates.

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Sower of Seeds International Ministries Inc is registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
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1 Soma Wadhwa, "For sale childhood," Outlook, 1998

2 http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=22009#.UVCnrav1BVQ

3 KAMALA SARUP, Nepal Correspondent with LYS ANZIA - Women News Network - WNN

1 Soma Wadhwa, "For sale childhood," Outlook, 1998

Empower yourself and others to make a difference in your local community: read and distribute our Tool Kit, wear our shirt in public places to help raise awareness, or purchase Cage: The Horror and Hope.

One-time and monthly commitments enable us to provide rescue and rehabilitation for women and children who have been trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation and prevent trafficking of at-risk children.

Give Today

Join us as we pray for men, women and children trapped in slavery every third Monday we welcome anyone who wants to pray with us for our projects and for those affected by human trafficking.

Sign up to receive monthly prayer updates.

be an advocate SHARE THE STORY