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Rescue Pink Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Human Rights

Mission: There are over 60 million missing girls in India. They were either aborted before birth, killed once born, died of neglect just because they were girls, trafficked, or given away in child marriage. This stems from disregarding the value of its women for centuries. The root of this stems from extreme poverty and an age-old practice of dowry that is deeply ingrained in its culture. Rescue Pink works to change this through rescue, prevention, and awareness. Our vision is to see a nation where every girl is rescued, valued, protected and empowered.

Results: In just a little over 3 years we now have 4 centers in rural areas in different states in India. We have 164 girls in our after-school program and 125 mothers in our pregnancy and lactating program. We treated over 1,450 women and girls in our medical camps last year alone, and reached over 2,500 people in awareness programs. We are also so proud to say that we have launched 205 successful women entrepreneurs! It’s been amazing to see how quickly we are already seeing change.

Target demographics: Rescuing Girls from infanticide, neglect, trafficking and child marriage

Direct beneficiaries per year: In just a little over 3 years we now have 4 centers in rural areas in different states in India. We have 164 girls in our after-school program and 125 mothers in our pregnancy and lactating program. We treated over 1,450 women and girls in our medical camps last year alone, and reached over 2,500 people in awareness programs. We are also so proud to say that we have launched 205 successful women entrepreneurs! It’s been amazing to see how quickly we are already seeing change.

Geographic areas served: India

Programs: Rural Centers & After School Program for Girls: There are over 60 million missing girls in India. They were either aborted before birth, killed once born, died of neglect, trafficked, or given away in child marriage. This stems from disregarding the value of its women for centuries. The root of this stems from extreme poverty and the age-old practice of dowry that is deeply ingrained in its culture. The girls are at deep risk because rural poor families cannot afford them and consider them a burden on the family. Our After-School Program is an initiative to provide a safe environment to girls who are at risk by providing them with education, nutrition, health services and skills to help them pull themselves up out of the poverty cycle they are in. This program does not just focus on the overall development of the child but also works towards providing a safer environment by building stronger relationships with the families in order to create change. Pregnancy & Lactating Women's Programs: This program was launched with an aim to build trust and eradicate malnutrition in mothers, and preventing it from passing on to their children. We provide nutrition to these pregnant and lactating mothers and also have regular health checkups to ensure they stay healthy. Because when they are healthy, their baby girls stay healthy and we help give her a strong start. After 9 or more months of trust-building, we are then able to have a voice with the mom when they are disappointed in having a girl. We are able to encourage them with alternatives to female infanticide and then able to encourage them to get into our entrepreneurship program (see next program), in order for her to be able to afford and provide for her girl, and avoid the other atrocities that could happen to her. Women's Entrepreneurship Program: Our Women’s Entrepreneurship Program is one of the most successful programs at Rescue Pink. This program aims to provide financial stability to mother with one or more girls hailing from a lower socioeconomic background. Thus, ensuring a safer environment for them to grow in. Our women attend business training classes and write a business plan, and then are given a $150 grant to launch her business. Over the course of a year we walk with her throughout the process as she repays the grant and learns to provide for her daughter(s). Awareness Program: This is one of the core areas of Rescue Pink, to spread awareness. Awareness programs are held at various levels: Village/Urban, Educational Institutes and social media. The various issues we focus on include: Prevention of child marriages, human trafficking and the ways to identify it, importance of a girl child and gender discrimination, health and hygiene during the rainy season, addressing gender based violence, and on the importance of education for girls – with the main focus on girl child school dropouts. Medical Camps: Rescue Pink has a special focus on the healthy of women and girls, because there is nothing we can achieve if their basic needs are not met. We organize medical camps specifically or women and children where they are treated by well qualified doctors who specialize in Gynecology, Pediatrics and General Medicine. We have realized that health, is the most important, and at the same time most neglected aspect among women in rural villages. Medical camps help give us insight into who are the most vulnerable so we can intervene, and by hosting them 3 times annually in each area where we work, we are able to measure and track the progress of our own beneficiaries. Skills Based Centers: Our goal is to make sure our after-school girls have the skills to move forward and pull themselves out of poverty and change the trajectory of their own lives. We currently offer them training in kitchen gardening, and learning how to buy and sell in the market, and how to budget and reinvest in a business. We introduce computers and teach them how to navigate so they can attend higher education or get a job that pays them well. We want to expand by offering tailoring and many other skills based options for them, so they can have more options to be able to provide for themselves.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Carina3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have watched this nonprofit grow. It has grown in a very sustainable way, and has already affected the lives of many families in India. Women and girls who are being given a choice, and education, knowledge. They are not just sending money that makes a short time change, but through education, and knowledge change that is permanent.

Aimee L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Rescue Pink is taking a stance on the preciousness of baby girls in India. Through education, respect for mothers, and raising awareness of the hidden needs plaguing India, Rescue Pink is going full force in helping to eradicate infanticide. So exciting to watch, and even in a small way, be a part of all that they are doing!! I can't wait to see all that is ahead for Rescue Pink and those touched by their ripple...in India and throughout the world!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Not only do I love the work this nonprofit does, I love the way the do it! I have donated to this organization on several occasions, and I like that I can see where all of my money goes. Rescue Pink does a great job updating donors on their progress with opening centers, providing loans to families, etc. through photos and stories. The director and board members are all very approachable and quick to answer any questions I may have about the organization.

Daniel911

Donor

Rating: 5

Proud to support an organization making life saving differences in the lives of women and girls in India!

Donor

Rating: 5

Rescue Pink does innovative, important, life-changing work in India for the cause of girls. As a new mom myself, one of my personal favorite projects is their program for pregnant and lactating women. This program is offered to the moms of girls at their after school centers and provides the necessary nutrition and supplements required for new moms. My little one is seven months old and I've learned the important connection between my own health and nutrition and that of my baby. I am so happy that this charity is empowering these new mamas to be the best they can be for their babies! May God bless this great non-prof and all of their endeavors!

Jordyn2

Donor

Rating: 5

Rescue Pink is doing SO much to save the girls in India!! I am so proud to donate money and time to help ensure little girls are saved!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Rescue Pink is the bomb dot com. I love their work both on the ground in India and with getting our local community here in Texas involved as well!! They strive to empower girls and are changing the perspective of all in India. The way they involve locals in Texas is like none other as well.

Donor

Rating: 5

Rescue Pink was founded by a young woman whose heart was forever touched after a trip to India. She saw first-hand the effects of infanticide and how society viewed girls as a burden and curse to families rather than a blessing. Rescue Pink works to raise awareness around female infanticide, provide microloans and education for women, and provide a home for girls through adoption services. In just a few short years, Rescue Pink has accomplished so much, recently opening their 2nd Rescue Center and providing many women with microloans and support groups to start their own businesses so they can provide proper nutrition and education for their families.

1 Jennifer579

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been to a couple of Rescue Pink events and follow their story on social media, and am amazed by what God is doing through this amazing ministry. Girls and women in India need to know they are valued, and Rescue Pink shows them love and value every single day.

Kim_236

Donor

Rating: 5

Rescue Pink is an amazing organization! As a supporter, I chose this non-profit organization over others because of the clear vision and plan that the founder has to bring change in the lives of baby girls and women in India. The organization is top notch and one of the best non-profits out there today.

Andie W.

Donor

Rating: 5

What a beautiful and world changing non profit organization. They are adding to humanity by saving lives through education, information, empowerment, and hard work. Bravo!

Susan470

Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been involved with and supported Rescue Pink since its beginning. We were impressed with the well-thought-out Plan, the clear vision and the purpose of this Non- Profit. As a mother of three beautiful daughters, daughter-in-law and granddaughter, plus a whole host of friends who are beautiful young women, Rescue Pink's Purpose touches me deeply. It is easy to take for granted the opportunities available in our nation. My heart breaks over the lack of opportunities for women and female children in education, training and business in India. I consider my contributions to Rescue Pink as an investment in the future of India's families. My family is pleased to know that our donations are wisely used and provide an extremely high Return on Investment ("ROI")! If you take time to see the stories of the women and children who have been helped by Rescue Pink and examine their plan for program expansion in India, I think you will be as excited as I am to support it. Very few investments I make reap as many rewards as the investment I make in Rescue Pink. Two thumbs up for Rescue Pink!