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Causes: Civil Rights, Job Training, Women, Womens Rights

Mission: The Empanicpation Network creates empowering opportunities for women and children worldwide to build an independent, safe and rewarding future. Our programs educate and train survivors of poverty, abuse, human trafficking, and slavery vocational skills, business and leadership skills, and formal and non formal education.  Upon graduating from our school partners or vocational training programs, survivors earn a good income enabling them to permanently escape poverty and exploitation. 

Results: Survivors Living in Shelters Built or Improved by MBS 500 Employed Survivors 350 School Sponsored Children 250 Artisans Jewelers Trained 70

Target demographics: survivors of human trafficking and at risk women and children

Direct beneficiaries per year: 250 students, 100 women trained vocationally or employed

Geographic areas served: India, Nepal, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Thailand

Programs: Education, Employment, Healing Arts, Aftercare support to shelters

Community Stories

111 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have only known about Ten for 3 months. In searching for a charity to support, I look for alignment of my interests, focused members, passion at the top and a low expense ratio. Ten had all of the above, with true passion and extreme attention to getting maximum amount of dollars raised into the hands of the young women they are training in a skill that will provide a lifetime of independence. A truly inspirational group of people who I am pleased to now be aligned with.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

TEN Charities is a program that quite simply put works...and works well. I have seen the positive and direct impact TEN Charities has made in the lives of many young women. I sponsor a young girl who was once a victim of sex trafficking and now because of the efforts of TEN Charities is a thriving happy 14 year old. We write letters to each other and send photos. TEN Charities takes one of the most horrifying human conditions and creates hope and a future for victims of slavery and trafficking. I became involved with TEN Charities about 7 years ago when I did a short documentary on the program. I was beyond impressed with the work they do. I continued to stay involved over the years because of how impressed I was with the team, the results and the girls.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working for TEN Charities for about one year now here in Kolkata, in charge of the Child Sponsorshp project. I am impressed with how TEN networks among like-minded groups here to protect at-risk women and children. My job is to interview and interact through expressive arts with the children who are receiving educational sponsorships, which allow them to attend school or special activities. In just one year, I've seen many of the children bloom. All children are able to learn and take control of their lives if education is a priority – and this is proven over and over again with the Child Sponsorship program and the commitment of TEN and all the groups it works with in Kolkata. Visiting the children and our partner organisations, and then reporting to the caring donors back in the US and the UK gives me a great sense of hope. I am proud to continue to build this bond, this circle of love that pushes ahead children from very low socio-economic backgrounds and gives them opportunities they may not otherwise have known. One more reason TEN CHARITIES is a GREAT non-profit in my eyes is that they are very diligent about fully respecting the privacy of each girl, each young woman they work with. Each story is personal, unique, and often devastating... Rather, TEN Charities encourages each person to look forward and move forward, and must say I can support that wholeheartedly. Thank you for your commitment to these young people.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Mr brother in law has recently come back from Kolkatta and shared his experience of Made by Survivors with us. What an amazing charity doing such hard work and making the difference that's needed out there. Hope they are given all the support they need to continue their work

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing charity that helps individuals and animals alike, who have been through dreadful ordeals, to heal in a safe environment with dedicated people who care for their welfare.
They are treated with the deepest respect and given an opportunity via a number of projects to carry on in their lives with a view to nurturing their self esteem and providing a bright and better future for themselves.
Such a charity and their amazing work gives me hope for the human race and it's future.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I was fortunate enough to travel to India to see first hand what wonderful work this organization is doing. There is truly a remarkable group of dedicated people doing incredible work with women and animals in need. I am extremely impressed with their work.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There is an incredible mission and purpose within this organization. It is particularly impression how much of their funding goes directly to survivors.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TEN Charities provides programming that positevly impacts the course of many women's lives. The board and Founder hold the highest integrity in program, and engage many volunteers in their mission. Perhaps in the future TEN Charities can gain more interest and impact even more women and children to rescue them from the path they are on! This is a mission that affects all of us, as we all need to know and do something about slavery today.

Elizabeth68

Donor

Rating: 5

I love this organization. They are lean and serious, and you can see the effects of their work everywhere. I have sponsored a child for the past 9 years, and I have come to know her through the consistent letters and reports I receive. I donated to the "Raise the Roof" campaign and got to witness a new shelter home built in a very vulnerable border area in India. In short, what I find is that when I give, I see results, and I feel good about where my dollars are going. In addition, all the communications and posts from this organization are uplifting, hopeful, forward-oriented. It is clear that the survivors of trafficking and other violence are at the center of this organization's planning and programming, and they are respected and honored as partners, not objects of "charity." In short, this nonprofit has my highest rating and it is the one I give to over and over again.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

When I am working for/with Made By Survivors, I feel it is the best time I spend on this earth--aside from raising my own daughter. The founders and staff are all completely committed, as Sarah says, they all go "all in," living their commitment to ending slavery. Working with survivors has been one of the greatest gifts of my life--I have learned so much about resilience, strength, and grace. I will fight the scourge of sex slavery and exploitation until my dying day, but it's so much better having such an amazing group of people to do it with, through an organization that is so very solid, ethical, and visionary.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Made by Survivors does an amazing job, supporting the rescue of many women subjected to human trafficking, and playing a key role in their rehabilitation and reentry into society. Through Made by Survivor's vocational training programs, the women have obtained real skills allowing them to make money for themselves, receive an education, and gain confidence.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My recent service trip to India in support of Animal People Alliance exceeded my expectations in every way. I learned so much about the challenges related to animal welfare as well as the human rights crimes that many young and impoverished people are vulnerable to and actually met some of the survivors that have been helped by APA and the parent organization, Made by Survivors. It was an inspiring and motivating experience to see such great work being done and at the same time learn about the people, language, food and culture of India. The trip was well planned and executed and we really enjoyed the other people on the trip as well as our APA guides and staff - truly made for an even more special and once in a lifetime experience. We hope to continue to support the organization as they grow and expand their scope. My company has a 40 hour volunteer program so I was able to donate some of my work time to the trip and they also made a monetary contribution as well which also made the experience that much more rewarding for me. Overall, it was a great opportunity and we returned to the US feeling enlightened, inspired and in awe of some of the great work that we saw being done as a result of both Animal People Alliance and Made by Survivors!

Peggy69

Board Member

Rating: 5

Amazing products, amazing work i n the world! This org helps women and girls for life providing shelter,education and employment.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I recently got involved with this incredible organization. I have been so impressed with the level of commitment of the team and the amazing work they're able to do in India and Nepal and the neighboring areas. Sarah, one of the co-founders, is beyond smart, motivated and overall inspiring. She is leading the charge in developing the most impactful programming and the stories she shares from her time on the ground provoke such strong emotions and a clear desire to give more back.

Human trafficking is not an easy thing to address. Sarah and her team are making great strides in providing these survivors the shelter, education, and high-wage job training they need to break the cycle of violence and feel economically empowered in their societies. Giving these people the freedom to remain free is an amazing gift and I can't wait for the opportunity to help even more people achieve this peace.

Christine198

Advisor

Rating: 5

Doing great work that must be done to ensure that each and every young woman in the world can be her best self.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Truly amazing trip with the Ten Charities, Made by Survivors and Animal People Alliance charities. So much so I have returned to the UK to continue to fundraiser for these charities

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Wonderful organization! Its program has grown and evolved significantly over the last years, bringing truly meaningful changes in the lives of trafficking survivors by providing them with the training and tools to create economically sustainable lives for themselves.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that is doing great work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Made By Survivors is an amazing organization. They are knowledgable and competent—skilled in the delicate and complicated work of helping survivors of human trafficking and raising public awareness about the issue.

I was honored to volunteer with them. I felt welcomed and prepared to do the work that had been assigned to me.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Made by survivors has come a long way in its support towards education for the underprivileged girl child. They have successfully played the role in changing their lives from the slums into a meaningful existence. Kudos to this team.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Made By Survivors is an amazing group of selfless individuals! Their continuous efforts to train and economically empower those who otherwise would not have these opportunities is truly awe-inspiring. They are providing hope along with tangible skills that are changing lives for the better. I am so proud to support a non-profit that is enriching lives and ultimately creating real change.