Nov 17, Impact 34 : Kshamata


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Feb 1, 2020

About the Charity

Human trafficking, a modern-day form of slavery, is second fastest growing criminal industry in the world. In India too, human trafficking is an issue of grave concern, and the city of Mumbai is a major location for such trafficking. Kshamata, founded in 2011, works on developing an integrated socio-economic rehabilitation and reintegration of survivors of trafficking, in the city of Mumbai. This involves ongoing counselling, assisting in vocational training and placement, and most important, supporting them to find and live on a regular basis in group homes which they would manage and maintain from their earnings.

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Kshamata focuses on placement and post placement support to ensure retention of employment. In order to develop placement opportunities, women will be trained in specific vocations, life skills, and above all job readiness in terms of attitudes, punctuality and adherence to discipline, through an internship at Kshamata's own social enterprise. YVO channelized the donation received for the month of November 2017 towards equipping Kshamata with 4 laptops for their computer literacy program, 6 sewing machines with essential infrastructure for their tailoring unit, 2 portable bluetooth voice recorders with speakers for their life skills training workshops and some furniture that will be used in libraries at two minor observation homes and their shelter home & centre. The vocational training setup with the help of donors will help impact the lives of about 125 women across six government shelter homes and help make them self dependent.