WHAT WE DO
DFN provides vocational training, employment opportunities, microloans for business start-ups, and basic financial management tools. In fact, all of the uniforms for our schools are made in our tailoring shop which employs more than 50 women in a safe and fair working environment. No one is working over-time for free at our facility! We also intentionally employ local women in our community healthcare clinics.
We also offer a 6-month vocational training center for young women coming out of trafficking. They are too old for traditional schooling, but not too old to learn how to support themselves. Vocational training is an investment in those who have been forgotten, and declare them capable of changing their own lives.
This is Kala. She was born to Dalit parents who are manual scavengers. They clean sewers by hand to earn a few rupees every day. As outcasts, her parents were desperate to earn favor with [...]
Born into a family of all sisters, Nira’s parents dedicated her as a Jogini, believing the gods and goddesses would bless them for their sacrifice to them. After dedication, joginis live in their family’s village [...]