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.
"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
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.
I have had a wonderful time working with GlobalOP. Everyone involved with the organization is extremely passionate and mission-driven.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Phenomenal organization providing relief to mothers in need in remote areas of the world. Effecting change for those that truly need it most!
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!
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!
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.