I have been a partner with Maiti Nepal for many years now. Maiti Nepal is a non-profit organization in Nepal dedicated to help the victims of sex trafficking. Maiti Nepal was born out of a crusade to protect Nepali girls and women from crimes like domestic violence, trafficking for flesh trade, child prostitution, child labor and various forms of abuse, exploitation and torture. In 1993, a group of socially committed professionals like teachers, journalists and social workers together formed Maiti Nepal. Also, it operates a rehabilitation home in Kathmandu, as well as transit homes at the Indo-Nepal border towns, preventive homes in the countryside and an academy in Kathmandu.
I am honored to support founders, Brigitte and Joe Collins. Not a month passes that I don't wish I could send more money for this very worthy cause. My heart breaks when I see those less fortunate subjected to abuse and worse.
Two brothers take on the ultimate test of endurance and self-accomplishment to raise awareness and help put a stop to sex slavery in Nepal where every year 15,000 women and children are trafficked and forced into the trade. Here's how you can help:
For quite a few years my younger brother has struggled with drug abuse; it has been an arduous uphill battle to overcome this for him. As he'd find himself in familiar surroundings, he would fall back into self-destructive patterns.
To help break that cycle I decided to help and so have arranged an expedition for my brother and myself to complete the Himalayan Manaslu trek this August, a trip I am fully funding myself for both of us.
This is a 2 ½ week trek averaging altitudes of between 3,500m to 4,500m and a pass reaching 5,200m. The idea being to surpass our own expectations and limitations, and come out with confidence that so much more is possible than we thought coming in.
Addiction is a constant battle for many of us, and this is not only a mental, but also physical challenge, for which I quit smoking after 15 years, and Floriaan is partaking in a three-month fitness program in order to attempt this trek.
Being myself in a position to give freely, the wish to pay that forward immediately became very strong for my brother. And so following the concept of "Paying it forward” we therefore decided to use this trip to raise awareness and funds for a local NGO in Nepal, visit one of their projects on the ground when there, and see firsthand the power of helping.
The NGO he chose is Maiti Nepal. This organisation works towards the rehabilitation and reintegration of women that have been trafficked, or forced into sex labour. The goal of Maiti Nepal is to prevent, advocate for justice in cases of rescued women and girls, and ensure effective and immediate action is taken towards their traffickers.
I should add that this is coming together across large distances. I, Michail, live in Sydney, Australia. Floriaan lives in Basel, Switzerland. We will be seeing each other for the 2nd time in 5 years. By doing this trek we hope to raise 10k + for Maiti Nepal with 100% of donations going straight to the charity. We appreciate your support and are excited to share the outcome of our journey with you.
maiti nepal helps victim of human trafficing and works hard to end it