Global Orphan Prevention may be small, but it is mighty. The founder, Katie Hilborn, is a genuine fighter for children all around the world. She not only has a vision, she’s out there in the field investigating dangerous situations, connecting with families, teaching at schools, building facilities, searching for lost children and have successfully brought several girls home. Not only is she a powerhouse on her own, the organization is running 100% on volunteers who believe in her vision. The people this organization brings together to fight for this purpose are amazing and with that, they do and will do amazing things.
This organization is taking the child sex trafficking industry head on in one of the most impacted cities by percentage in the world. Every person Involved is volunteer based and has moved mountains to make education, awareness, and economic development available in a remote village within the Himalayan mountains. They are even expanding operations to the United States as we see the need just as much at home in at risk youth and want to change the sex trade here as well as abroad. Nothing but love and respect for this amazing group!
Excellent organization dedicated to the safety of girls in the Himalayan region. Katie has taken great steps to ending human trafficking.
I am a full time social worker in Nepal. After the earth quake in April 2015 I teamed up with Global Orphan Prevention to provide aid to mothers and babies. Our work together was some of the most dangerous and rewarding work I have done. We traveled deep into the hills and jungles of Nepal while riding our many large aftershocks. The amount we accomplished was great compared to the limited budget we were working with. Global Orphan Prevention is a solid organization working hard for the mothers and babies of Nepal.
This is an amazing organization doing phenomenal work. The name betrays it's reach and approach. They don't just prevent orphans and traficking, they empower and strengthen communities.
It is incredible to be a part of an organization so dedicated to their mission, and mobilizing so quickly to take action. Creating sustainable impact through economic empowerment and education, Global Orphan Prevention directly influences the trajectory and futures of vulnerable girls whose plight is often hidden from view. In tackling the orphan trade, the organization is confronting child sex trafficking head on - with intention, purpose and passion. Powered by volunteers, the organization has already made significant strides in addressing the systemic issues that are at the heart of the global orphan trade. I am excited for the launch of their Denver-based program to compliment efforts abroad!
This is such an amazing group of individuals with love and passion to stop sex trafficking and slow down the orphan issues in the world.
Very few things get me angry in this world but sex trafficking is one of them. This organization is doing huge things in this world, not just preventing it at the source but opening a chapter in Denver as well. Love them!
Global Orphan Prevention is a fantastic organization with a powerful mission! Wonderful to see their impact across the globe.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi. When I was first introduced to Global Orphan Prevention by a friend and heard more of their non profit efforts overseas, I knew it was something I wanted to get involved in and find ways to help support its mission. I met with its Founder & CEO, Katie Hilborn, and was impressed with her vision and leadership. She has created a strong board of local young professionals who are dedicated and passionate to GOP. She is someone who refuses to sit on the sidelines and instead is in the action, completely hands-on, traveling to Nepal to further GOP's efforts. The biggest reason I got involved was because I felt GOP wasn't a non-profit conglomerate, one where you don't know exactly know where the funds are going and you're not sure how involved executive leadership is in furthering its mission. I wanted to be a part of something bigger and that is exactly what I received by being involved with the organization and serving on its board.
Global Orphan Prevention is brilliantly run by the passionate and loving Katie Hilborn. I have firsthand witnessed the Nepali people that this organization has helped. I can't say enough good things about Global OP and Katie.
Global Orphan Prevention mission not only talks the talk but walks the walk. Schoolhouses are built, children are protected and educated, and opportunities advanced for the area. Repeated visits to Nepal and surrounding areas ensure that change goes beyond the local Colorado connections to child trafficking and trade but also to economic development at a local Nepalese level. Katie is an inspirational leader whose vision to promote the region's difficulties and through Global Orphan Prevention works to bring about a vision to keep families together and elevate a region so often forgotten about in the United States.
It's a rare honor to serve a nonprofit that has a clear vision and executable plans. I just returned from a month-long Humanitarian Mission with Global Orphan Prevention.
Katie Hilborn has founded an organization that is fueled by her unwavering determination, compassion, and vision, finding solutions to the complex cause of issues. Her diplomacy and creative utilization of partnerships and direct leadership leading to irreversible systemic lasting impact and positive change.
The time we spent in Nepal divided between supporting the foundational pillars of Global Orphan Preventions solidified the clear mission that GlobalOP has defined.
WE STRIVE TO KEEP MOTHERS & CHILDREN TOGETHER.
From addressing child sex trafficking to the orphan home trade, we provide effective and sustainable solutions to keep children with families.
Through sustainable Economic Development - Educational Opportunity & Active Awareness Campaigns
Prevention is the best option for fighting human trafficking, yet for many, any intervention is far too late. I was significantly personally impacted immersed in the Nepali culture, through the days spent overlanding on nonexistent roads destroyed by landslides, forcing us to clear boulders by hand until the staircases of footpaths were our the only option left to reach the remote villages. So we endured these obstacles to gather the shreds of evidence left to find the ones that had forcibly ripped from their peaceful existence.
I encourage anyone to support Global Orphan Prevention's mission, by donating to this cause with dollars or time. Unlike other nonprofits, your resources directly impact the lives of the villages and children we support.
[ Here is a small excerpt from my field journal I wanted to share]
"Today, as we embark for another trip into the field the weight of the heaviness of documenting human trafficking, has become tremendous.
The newness of this country has been worn away; the surrounding chaos of the unspoken methods commonplace. The dust becomes a trusted traveling companion.
Staying steadfast while speaking face to face with devastated family members, tears streaming down like an afternoon monsoon within them, has created a burning resolve within me.
Questions bubbled up in my mind, furiously trying to connect unseen dots. What am I not seeing? What is not quite right? Where is the common thread? To catch a thief of human dignity you have to be immersed. To think, to feel and operate like that which you are hunting.
The entire time I was looking for a sign; it quite literally was hanging on the wall of the dirt-floored home we were staying. Flapping oh so gently when the wind would blow.
The common thread was a program promising a new life within the profession of being a tailor; its irony is still fresh in my mind.
Confusion has been swept away with glaring clues left behind of coordinated collusion. An underground network of exploitation has infiltrated an NGO in the area.
While on the move to a remote village armed with more coordinated intelligence than any one human has had before, the trap has been laid, the cheese is in place, and an extraction team prepared for a rescue of a girl from afar.
Once her photograph is shown, and her identity confirmed, the dominoes will begin to fall. If the weather holds and fortune smiles upon us, we will be able to place a single call. Cutting through the clouds like a well-welded blade tripping the trap and signling the team to move. "
It's rare that I find a charity that is committed to spear heading global sex trafficking and helping third world countries keep families together. So many parents are giving their kids to orphanages thinking it's giving them a better life only to have those kids become victims of sex traffickers. GOP is dedicated to the proposition that every human soul should be able to live a free and prosperous life. GOP is dedicated to education, safe housing and economic prosperity for the families and young people in these countries.
Amazing people locally leading a global impact! Love it!
I love finding a organization that really is affecting REAL change. Excited to see what the future holds for all of you.
The mission and heart pouring out of Founder Katie Hilborn, her Board, and the volunteers at Global Orphan Prevention are amazing and inspiring. It's so refreshing to see people deeply care about helping others and making this world a better place. There are many ways to get involved with this non profit.. and not only are you supporting a phenomenal cause, you will meet some amazing people as well. Highly recommend getting involved!
A great non-profit doing wonderful work to prevent child sex trafficking