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RESCUING 20 GIRLS FROM HUMAN TRAFFICKING

400,000 women are trafficked and sexually exploited in the city of Mumbai #breakwithtrafficking

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9.870€

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20.000€

Donations

97

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Published: 15 Sep 2022

At Mumbai Smiles, almost every week a call to rescue a girl who is being sexually exploited in inhumane conditions is received. The girls are between 20 and 25 years old, but many are 16, 17 or 18. They are recruited, misled and sometimes even kidnapped by mafia networks, who take them to Mumbai, where they are forced into prostitution in outrageous conditions of slavery.

These women are forced to have sex with up to 11 clients a day, in rooms and spaces deprived of the most basic hygienic conditions, and live under constant threat from the pimps. They suffer abuse, verbal and physical violence, harassment, and often they resort to alcohol or similar substances as the only way to cope with their situation.

For the past year, Mumbai Smiles has a team dedicated to rescuing victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation, in coordination with the local police and other agencies.

Such rescue operation, as synchronized and dangerous as it is, implies great expenses that must be faced: renting a van for each rescue, paying the venue where the girls work so that they act as if we were real clients, the salary of our staff, who always operate under strict anonymity, paying the informant who alerts us to where the victims are being held, and of course covering the initial costs of rehabilitation and care for the victims. In total, a rescue operation costs approximately 1,000 euros per personThe number of requests for rescues increases every week. And this happens in a city where there are an estimated 400,000 trafficked and sexually exploited women, of which 180,000 are minors.

Rescuing 20 trafficked and sexually exploited girls is in our hands. So far this year we have already rescued 10.

You can help 20 more girls survive the slavery of sexual exploitation and thereby achieve freedom and a life of dignity.

 

 

Sonrisas de Bombay es una ONG que centra su acción, desde hace quince años, en la lucha pacífica contra la pobreza y por los Derechos Humanos en las zonas más deprimidas de Bombay. La lucha contra el tráfico humano y el apoyo a niños y niñas de familias sin hogar son el marco principal para sus proyectos, de los que ya se han beneficiado más de 10.000 personas. Más allá de los proyectos realizados con las comunidades más desfavorecidas, la Fundación impulsa campañas y acciones de sensibilización y educación para el desarrollo, para dar a conocer y, a la vez, denunciar las vulneraciones de derechos y la exclusión que millones de personas sufren en esta ciudad. Casi 3.000 socias y socios colaboradores apoyan este proyecto de lucha contra la pobreza.

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50€

High-resolution digital sheet

For donations equal to or greater than 50 euros, we will send you an exclusive high-resolution digital sheet to use as wallpaper or so that you can print it and show your support for the peaceful fight against human trafficking.

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100€

Cloth bag

For donations equal to or greater than 100 euros, we will send you a cloth bag from Bombay, with an inspiring surprise inside, lovingly handcrafted by the women survivors of human trafficking whom we support in their rehabilitation.

Donators (97)

Sonia

100€

70 days ago

Ignasi

100€

95 days ago

Anonymous

200€

96 days ago

Anonymous

200€

97 days ago

Carlos

200€

102 days ago

Maria

300€

109 days ago

Alejandro Cabrera Gtz

15€

111 days ago

Óscar Manuel

15€

115 days ago

Anonymous

Hidden donation

115 days ago

Mar

100€

115 days ago

Alejandro Cabrera Gtz

60€

128 days ago

Anonymous

Hidden donation

133 days ago

Luis

200€

137 days ago

Sonia

100€

139 days ago

jose carlos

25€

155 days ago

ENCARNA

300€

156 days ago

Anonymous

Hidden donation

160 days ago

Andrea

Hidden donation

162 days ago

Anonymous

Hidden donation

162 days ago

Anonymous

100€

166 days ago

Luis

350€

171 days ago

Anonymous

20€

174 days ago

Laura

50€

176 days ago

Anonymous

50€

176 days ago

Emilio

900€

180 days ago

Emilio

100€

180 days ago

Francisco

15€

183 days ago

Anonymous

50€

184 days ago

Anonymous

50€

184 days ago

Anonymous

Hidden donation

184 days ago

Ylenia

20€

195 days ago

Anonymous

Hidden donation

196 days ago

Esther Pardos Luna

35€

196 days ago

María Ángeles

50€

199 days ago

AMANDA

50€

199 days ago

Laura

50€

200 days ago

Kernel Computers SLU

50€

203 days ago

Ignacio

35€

203 days ago

Anonymous

Hidden donation

207 days ago

Anonymous

Hidden donation

216 days ago

Anonymous

Hidden donation

218 days ago

Maria Teresa

50€

227 days ago

Anonymous

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228 days ago

Anonymous

Hidden donation

230 days ago

Ignasi

500€

231 days ago

Carmela

20€

231 days ago

Sonia

20€

231 days ago

ROSA

100€

231 days ago

Anonymous

Hidden donation

234 days ago

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Comments (21)

Sonia

70 days ago

Repito. Gran labor

Maria

109 days ago

Espero que podáis rescatar a muchas más y que puedan tener una vida digna. Ayudarlas a sentirse que se merecen lo mejor. Porque se lo merecen. Gracias.

Sonia

139 days ago

Animo y muchas gracias por tu iniciativa

Beatriz

239 days ago

Gracias por vuestro trabajo!

Gràcies per la feina que feu!

Irma

248 days ago

Maravillosa iniciativa, bravo

Necesitamos más personas como vosotros en este mundo. Gracias!

Jordi

250 days ago

Anims a tot el equip de Sonrisas una abracada Jordi i Lili, felicitats per la vostra feina que hem pogut veure en directa. JORDI I LILI

Jaume y equipo, sois ejemplares. Un fuerte abrazo

Gonzalo Aparicio

252 days ago

Sois unos artistas! Mucho ánimo!

Mil gràcies per la tasca tant important que tant de bo no s'hagués de fer

JOSE

252 days ago

Que nunca decaiga el animo, gracias por lo que haces.

David

254 days ago

Ánimos amigos . Con cariño !

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