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Project information

Keertika Protection Home for Girls

Keertika is a shelter home for destitute girls with a focus on those who have fallen victim to child trafficking or other forms of abuse. The aim is to provide shelter, food, medical care, education, counselling, and legal assistance to girls in distress.

As long as funds are available

Charity information: VITAL

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  • Need


    Girls who are rescued from human trafficking are not generally accepted back by their families or communities, so their lives can become more painful with little opportunities. Kidnappings, false marriages, and neglect are all situations that increase the dangers of girls becoming victims of this terrible industry.These girls face sexual, emotional, and physical abuse on a day to day basis.


    Keertika protection home allows girls to have a safe haven after being rescued so they might heal and receive counselling. Education and recreational activities are encouraged, as well, so they can develop friendships and social skills. Since their families and communities often do not accept them back, Keertika gives them hope and an education for a better future. Without Keertika, they may resort to a life of poverty, prostitution, or begging.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Rehabilitate the girls.


    » Provide individual and group counselling sessions.
    » Provide shelter, food, clothing, and care to these victims.

    What success will look like

    VITAL provides detailed counselling and medical reports, tracking the progress of each individual. Their overall health, mental state, and wellbeing has increased drastically.

    Aim 2

    Provide the girls with opportunities to better themselves.


    » Arrange medical, legal, and other support by networking with other governmental and non-governmental agencies.
    » Encourage and provide education, skill development, awareness and behavioural training.

    What success will look like

    The attendance rate at schools for females will increase. The statistics will then show the girls taking part in other occupations.

  • Impact


    Hopefully, more girls rescued from trafficking will be able to return home immediately and automatically accepted into their communities, as we also interact with the families of these children in an effort to establish bonds and encourage acceptance. This will allow the girls to heal more quickly when they have the support from their loved ones.


    The main risks for this project are associated with its acceptance into the community. The Hope Foundation has a widespread involvement in India on many different levels establishing many different relationships. These relationships allows community members to more easily trust the volunteers making the changes more permanent while raising awareness on these social issues.


    VITAL takes pride in personally interacting with our donors. We can provide data, reports, success stories and financial reports. We respond to email very timely and do everything in our power to demonstrate the project effects to our donors.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £15,874

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      Amount Heading Description
      £8,443 personnel staff, counselors, etc
      £1,051 programme fees, information, supplies,etc
      £6,380 direct toilettries, dress, education
  • Background


    West Bengal is the biggest trafficking hub in India. In 2011, over 14,000 women and children disappeared in the state. Over 30,000 children are trafficked into Kolkata each year. Traffickers often contract women and children through middlemen with the promises of employment or marriage. These promises often result in abuse, neglect, disease, and exploitation. Girls that are rescued may not return to their communities or families due to cultural protocol.


    Women and children will benefit from this project by the provided food, shelter, medical care, and education. In the long run, the cooperation within the communities and increased awareness will hopefully allow women to return to their homes immediately.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Unlike many charities, VITAL guarantees 100% of donations go directly to the children in need - no lies or deceit. We are small but smart, frugal yet commercially driven and we really make a difference. As a charity with few projects we are able to ensure our maximum dedication to the children we serve.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Anna McNamara

    Hope Director of the UK

    Yvonne Neuman

    Founder of Vital and the Neuman Foundation. Yvonne travels to India twice a year to monitor progress and the distribution of her funds.