April 26, 2011
The Nivasa foundation increases awareness of human trafficking. Beatrice, the founder, discovered the one thing to keep victims of modern-day slavery from accepting additional positions abroad (that can lead to human trafficking) was to support their families. By agreeing with the women that if they stay in Sri Lanka, Nivasa will provide a quality education and basic necessities and break the cycle of slavery. The Nivasa Foundation is very hands on. They travel to Sri Lanka every year to interview the families, children, neighbors, and teachers to ensure the funds are properly distributed. This non-profit cares deeply about the children of human trafficking victims and breaking the cycle of slavery.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I see Nivasa providing each family it supports with access to an education and working towards providing a well for water and electricity. Working with Beatrice and the other Nivasa members, I have an increased awareness of modern-day slavery and share this information with my friends and family. Nivasa is right on the nose with the fact that education is the answer to breaking the cycle of slavery.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Increase awareness of the importance of breaking the cycle of slavery, in order to generate more funds & support more families.
Volunteer & Director of Economic Development and Sustainability.