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Global Orphan Prevention

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Education, Health, International, International Development, Reproductive Health Care, Reproductive Rights

Mission: We strive to keep mothers and children together through economic development, awareness, and educational opportunity. We work to address the orphan trade and child sex trafficking.

Results: 2011: Made three families self-sustained through an income generating farming business 2012: Built one primary school for low-caste children 2014: Built a dairy farm to provide income generation for a low-caste primary school in Nepal 2015: During the months following the Nepal earthquake, we: +200 life-saving birthing kits assembled & delivered +55 households rebuilt in Dhola +5 semi-permanent birthing centers built in impact zone +5 labor & delivery training conducted in remote villages +4 families established with microfinance initiatives +1 girl rescued from being sex trafficked to India 2016: Established Microfinance social enterprises in Shikharbesi, a known child trafficking region 2017: Continuing development of a micro-savings and micro-loan program with our partner organization 2018: Assessment for a school dormitory for students that live over a 3-hour trek from school

Target demographics: Low-caste children and families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100 families

Geographic areas served: Nepal and Vietnam

Programs: Income generation, social entrepreneurship, and skills training so that they can help themselves out of poverty

Community Stories

59 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 kimmytran

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Eli R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing team with an awesome mission. Blessed to contribute!

Board Member

Rating: 5

It's amazing to see so many people coming together for a necessary cause like this. I am grateful to be a part of the wonderful work this organization does for the community and around the globe

1 karaflynn

Board Member

Rating: 5

Global Orphan Prevention is making huge strides across the globe, and is a non-profit to get involved with! I went from being an occasional volunteer to a board member once I realized the amazing things this non-profit is doing. Building an empowerment center/school/dormitory in Nepal and having summer empowerment camps in Colorado for foster kids is just the start! There are amazing people in this organization that are passionate about making a difference all around the world! The mission is so inspiring- keeping families together by focusing on education, empowerment, and economic development. I’d highly recommend checking out Global Orphan Prevention and see how you can get involved!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Sara K.4

Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

1 Gobot G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great people with great hearts. I helped build a medical center with her in Dhading.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Excellent organization dedicated to the safety of girls in the Himalayan region. Katie has taken great steps to ending human trafficking.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Gaurav B.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a well run organization with a powerful mission and string leadership.

Zach B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Josh W.3

Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

Tommy G.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Global Orphan Prevention is a fantastic organization with a powerful mission! Wonderful to see their impact across the globe.

Board Member

Rating: 5

GlobalOP has a wonderful group of people working on a noble cause! Our reach is expanding rapidly and the 2019 Gala was a huge success.

Kyle Austin T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great non-profit!! Their cause is changing the world and I am proud to be a part of it!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

"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.

1 Jessica S.7

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

1 adpearce

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

3 Jason Michael O.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.
https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/school-dormitory-for-nepali-girls/

[ 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. "

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

2 Jone0321

Board Member

Rating: 5

Amazing people locally leading a global impact! Love it!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I love finding a organization that really is affecting REAL change. Excited to see what the future holds for all of you.

1 Katherine G.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

A great non-profit doing wonderful work to prevent child sex trafficking

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've worked with and for many dedicated non-profits trying to get out and make changes, but the enthusiasm and spirit this group of volunteers and members is incredible. The organization is completely committed to the goals of helping families in Nepal and stopping human trafficking in the Denver Area. If you are looking for an energetic group who works tirelessly to increase awareness and not only talks about doing great things around the world, but actually does them, this is your group.

1 Emily M.3

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have had a wonderful time working with GlobalOP. Everyone involved with the organization is extremely passionate and mission-driven.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Great organization! These guys are focused on their mission and has a passionate founder who is looking to make an impact for the right reasons, prioritizing that mission and what it requires above all else. Keep up the great work!

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Global Orphan Prevention works to keep children together with their mothers through various impacting ways that I genuinely believe in. It has been quite a pleasure working with such a wonderful group of board members, and I look forward to helping more orphans and preventing child-trafficking half way around the world!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Global Orphan Prevention has a dedicated founder, board of directors, and strong community support which is a testament to their organization. Because of their vital work, transparency of outcomes and funding, and commitment to effective and sustainable solutions. Connecting and partnering with existing NGOs overseas, allows for complimentary expanded knowledge, expertise and capabilities to fulfill their mission.

1 Brooke Nicole P.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Katie, along with help from the rest of the Global Orphan Prevention team, truly affects real change in Nepal. Her local knowledge of the communities in Nepal is what really sets this non-profit apart. Knowing that the efforts I put forward towards Global OP will go directly to where it is needed most is a solid comfort.

1 Kevlyn W.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This non-profit truly makes a difference in the world. They are transparent in their fundraising efforts and all proceeds go directly to keeping mothers and children together in Nepal. Global Orphan Prevention will continue to grow and thrive every year because of their strong leadership and dedicated team.

1 Eric S.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Global Orphan Prevention is very progressive in their efforts to find impactful ways to help. From fundraising to birthing kits they are changing the way to get involved locally with a international influence.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Phenomenal organization providing relief to mothers in need in remote areas of the world. Effecting change for those that truly need it most!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing organization. The founder’s level of commitment and passion is inspiring. This is a small non-profit with a big future and an incredible vision. Thrilled to recommend them!

1 Tanya P.1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

My experience with Global Orphan Prevention has been surreal to say the least. It was by chance that I connected with them and since day one have been impressed with the history of activity that these guys have had on the ground in Nepal already. I have always had a passion for giving back, just my time in general, and did not expect to be able to do that so easily with such a new group. It's really encouraging to see people putting their words into action without hesitation like Global Orphan Prevention is doing. I'm excited to see what the future brings with this group!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

GlobalOP is a nonprofit that believes in spending time working directly with the individuals it seeks to support, which is necessary for the children of Nepal to receive maximum benefits. Not focusing on merely donations, but sending volunteers into the field sets this organization apart from others.

1

Advisor

Rating: 5

Global Orphan Prevention is one of the most dedicated and tenacious non-profits I've worked with. The authentic and compassionate leadership of the founder and director translates through to all operations of Global OP. Not only that, but this organization is truly committed to fulfilling it's vision of keeping mothers and children together.

1

Advisor

Rating: 5

Global Orphan Prevention provides sustainable methods to alleviate global poverty and gives communities the tools they need to grow. Knowing that 100% of the time and $ donated to the organization is going back into the communities within Nepal, truly shows what great work this grassroots organization is doing!

2 Daniel104

Advisor

Rating: 5

An unwavering commitment to helping the underprivileged and an ability to operate on a shoestring.

1 Tristan2

Donor

Rating: 5

When I started following the progress of Global Orphan Prevention, I knew immediately that this was an organization worth helping. The foresight that Ms. Hilborn has shown in producing long term solutions has been remarkable. One of the aspects of this organization that I most respect is the consistent communication from Ms. Hilborn via email and social media. Everyone involved knows exactly where our efforts and donations are going, how the children of Nepal are being helped, and what future plans are in store.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I personally haven't worked with this organisation but anyone can see the work that they do so selflessly is creating a better place. Bringing light to situations and places that need it and doing it all with such passion, this is what we need more of.

2 Priscilla11

Advisor

Rating: 5

From one persons compassion and drive to help others. To the network of people who have brought light to a part of the world and its horrible lack of education and social resources. Global orphan prevention has made great strides from humble beginings.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dedicated, devoted and selfless leadership. Clear vision and tangible progress. What more do you want from an NGO?

4 HANDNEPAL

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As Executive Director for Helping Assist Nepal's Disabled, we partnered with GOP right after the April 25th 2015 7.8 earthquake in Nepal. The first thing that I noticed was the high quality of Katie's volunteers. Eric and Shelby were both top-notch. They both had a sincere interest in helping the earthquake victims of Nepal; specifically building birthing centers where the remote village health posts had been destroyed. This effort saved the lives of both babies and mothers. Eric regularly reported back to Katie and her board as to our progress in the field.

Because of GOP's efforts in Nepal soon after the earthquake, there will be a noticeably positive impact in Nepal for the mothers and babies in these remote regions!

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Katie Hilborn is an empathetic leader who cares about the people of Nepal.

6

Donor

Rating: 5

Global Orphan Prevention, rather than using funds for a bandaid approach, is able the think outside the square to reach the root of problems and develop innovative projects to help avoid children from having to live in orphanages. Funds are reaching directly to where it is needed - the people of Nepal. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to visit the Dairy Farm which was developed and built by GOP. I was most impressed by this project which provides income generation for a low caste primary school, incorporating involvement of local community members. With a hands on approach and low overheads I can see GOP giving ongoing service to the people of Nepal, especially to those of low caste.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I must admit I have no experience working with this organization. However, I have spent a great deal of time under the tutelage of Ms. Katie Hilborn, one of the founder and my source of inspiration. Her works not only helped the world but also influenced my approach towasrd community service. I am glad that GOP is working hard to help the people of Nepal recover from the tragedy that has fallen upon them. I hope the best will come to one of the best person in the world.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I've done some consultation work with GOP and have always been impressed with the organization's ability to garner broad perspectives towards their aims, and thus put them together to achieve. This is truly a grass roots organization, working to create change through innovative means.

6 Susan366

Donor

Rating: 5

If you're looking for a worthwhile organization, you could not do better than Global Orphan Prevention. The work they do is beyond measurement! You can be sure that more than 90% of your money goes directly towards providing for the support of building schools and creating sustaining farms. There should be more non-profits like this. Help keep them going by donating.

7 John299

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been most impressed with the clarity of this GOP's sustainability plan. I feel confident when I make a donation that my funds are going exactly where they should be and will actually get a result long-term for orphanages & schools, not a temporary fix-up of something that will go by the wayside when money runs out. I've seen firsthand over the past 4 years how hard the founder of GOP has worked to make a dream become a reality. After a vacation/volunteering at an orphanage in Nepal, the founder saw a need for these children and families, came back to the US, raised money from friends to help. Went back, provided animals to help some families be sustainable and ending up building a school in Pokhara as well. Further educating herself, began this non-profit organization, went thru the government legalities to make it official, put together a website and again raised funds to return to Nepal to continue her goal of sustainability. She's made it her business to understand the people and respect their culture. This is an organization that will do great service.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am greatly to help in anyway I can! I work hands on with the low-caste children in Nepal and support everything this organization is doing.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks for helping us Global Orphan Prevention! You very good person; God Bless You!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with Global Orphan Prevention last year as a management consultant. I advised them on research and fact-finding areas for project development. Since that time, Katie and her NGO, Global Orphan Prevention has taken my advice and have produced solid research to further her endeavors. I am happy I could have helped her in this precious stage in their development.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love what this organization is doing!!! Keep up the great work!

4

Donor

Rating: 5

I have frequently been involved with Global Orphan Prevention, donating money when I could. I can't donate a lot of money, but I know that $20 here-and-there really does make a difference in 3rd world countries. I'm confident in their ability to manage donations and ensuring money is spent wisely while taking into consideration fair trade practices. I will continue to support this charity in their future projects.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Global Orphan Prevention is already doing great things for families in Nepal through the building of a school near Pokhara for those of low caste. The sustainability model that GOP's founder, Katie, espouses is a great way to ensure the projects GOP helps to start are able to continue with the assistance of the local population. I am honored to be a part of GOP and look forward to supporting many more great projects to help those most in need!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with nonprofits and humanitarian efforts in developing countries in Africa, South America, and Asia for eight years and the strides Global Orphan Prevention is taking to close the rich-poor gap will revolutionize the way charities give. They are getting to the root of the issue by helping provide income generation instead of simply giving away money. They are fixing the problem before it occurs and I applaud them for these innovations.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Global Orphan Prevention (GOP) is an organization that I have become familiar with over the past 4 years. As an educator and activist for social justice I find GOP to both benefit those it works closely with as well as set a bar for others in the field. A hands on, grass roots approach that combines the needs of those it is working for while maintaining minimal overhead costs has allowed the greatest degree of funding to reach the communities. Along with this, GOP is not a single servicing organization but one that allows for fluid motion in how it assists a community. Understanding this, that all communities do not own the same needs illustrates the understanding of both social justice but perpetuates the cohesion that takes place when one provides a Hand-Up and not a Hand-Out.