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Durga Tree International, Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Crime & Law, Human Trafficking, Philanthropy

Mission: Durga Tree International’s mission is to raise funds that support global initiatives to heal, protect, educate, and economically empower survivors of Modern Slavery. We bring together qualified partner organizations in the spirit of collaboration to support their individual and collective strengths, create a support network for modern abolitionists, foster a variety of programs around the globe effectively dealing with the many facets of modern slavery, and educate local US communities about their relationship to Human Trafficking and how it effects every person’s life.

Target demographics: eradicate the global epidemic that is Human Trafficking

Direct beneficiaries per year: countless survivors of slavery by raising over $200,000 in donations.

Geographic areas served: the US, Central America, Africa, and Asia

Programs: fundraising events and educational opportunities to raise support for grassroots organizations working directly with trafficked victims and survivors.

Community Stories

113 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to say that I have worked with and volunteered with Durga tree. I did not realize the importance of this human rights issue before I was involved with Durga! The organization is made up of passionate board members, volunteers, and supporters who truly put their hearts and souls into making a difference in the lives of those who have been effected by trafficking. They also work diligently to educate others on this important issue that is happening all over the world.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Being associated with Durga Tree has been a fulfilling experience because I know that my contributions are being used to their utmost potential to aid in eradicating this crime against humanity. The passionate work initiated towards this cause by Tim and Beth Tiger, and Jess Hoertel have shown me that this is where I would like to continue to donate my efforts. Keep up the hard work!

4

Advisor

Rating: 5

From the germination of this idea through implementation, Beth and Tim Tiger lead with a clear passion for this cause. It is a privilege to work with them to support this mission in whatever way I can.

3 Adria R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Durga Tree has been an inspiration to us all. When there was a need, Beth, Tim and Jess stepped in to help out. Human trafficking is a cancer that has been ignored for centuries. Durga Tree is not only educating and increasing awareness about human trafficking, but they are making an impact in such a short time. My daughters and I participated in the walkathon this spring. We were overwhelmed by the supportive and loving community that showed up to make a change! Being a part of Durga Tree makes me proud that I can participate in this crusade to help people all over the world get back on their feet and make a life for themselves. Just knowing that lives are being saved due to Durga's efforts is a blessing! The devotion of Beth, Tim, Jess and the team is unlike anything I've ever experienced. They've committed their lives to making a difference, and their enthusiasm is contagious!

4 Eden Marie James

Board Member

Rating: 5

Being stripped of your freedoms, forced into slavery of any sort, exploited, abused, having no control over your life or future, feeling abandoned or forgotten by society and living in despair.. Victims of human and sexual trafficking experience each and every one of those atrocities every day and too many people are willing to turn a blind eye to them. Not Tim and Beth Tiger nor Jess Hoertel. Not Durga Tree International. When I learned that Beth, Tim and Jess were forming Durga Tree I immediately offered to assist them in anyway that I could and have proudly served as their Charities Liaison since day 1. Not only were they taking action, they were creating a new model of charitable giving. One that allows a donors dollar to be felt all across the globe and one that ensures that all donations go straight into specific projects. We like to call it conscious collaboration, everyone working together toward the common goal of eradicating slavery and abolishing human trafficking. I have traveled into some of the darkest corners on the planet with Beth, Tim and Jess and in addition to bringing funding to so many amazing small charities along the way, they and Durga bring the gift of love and hope. What has been accomplished by Durga Tree since it's inception is astonishing and I look forward to a long standing partnership with them. Visit our website and get involved. We need all the help we can get.. This is a big mission!

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Immediately upon meeting Beth Tiger, CEO of Durga Tree International, I knew I had walked into something beautiful--and something BIG.

Beth emanates true leadership for the cause which has no doubt paved the way for Durga's first wave of success since its inception one year ago. The newspaper article about their fundraiser for " Walk With Ambe" was compelling enough for me to pay a visit to one of the best anti- human trafficking nonprofits I know, in my home town nonetheless.

I value the transparency that the organization has and the sincere intentions that they have so thoughtfully woven and continue to weave into every aspect of their work. As successful as they have been as a start up, I believe that they have tremendous potential to keep growing and advancing with the same speed, if not even more. The organization has this magical quality to it and I think it is their unwavering commitment that infectiously draws people in and their work is no doubt being supported by a higher power whether you call that Justice or God.

Durga Tree International is a community of caring hearts who have united for a most just cause and one of the largest injustices of our time. As far as I am concerned, Durga Tree isn't going anywhere; they are here to stay. And I am ever so glad, as an educator for Women's Studies and a fellow human being, that I found them. So too, will many women and girls around the world feel the same as they are touched by Durga Tree International.

"Love never fails" (1 Corinthians 13).

4 Jennifer373

Donor

Rating: 5

Durga Tree International has really brought awareness as to the global as well as local aspects, affects and impacts of human trafficking to my eyes and community with such professionalism and sincerity. Not only have we donated to this cause financially but have committed our professional services because of the strong belief we have in what they are able to accomplish.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have participated in an event sponsored by Durga Tree International and am impressed by their high level of professionalism, transparency and commitment to end human trafficking. Based upon my experience at their first annual walkathon I highly recommend supporting Durga Tree and know that they are making an impact to eliminate human trafficking.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

About 4 years ago I was at a seminar and my eyes were opened to the injustices of slavery/human trafficking throughout the world. Then 2 years ago I found myself at the grand opening of A Life Well Lived and met Beth Tiger. Over these years I have gotten to know both Beth & Tim Tiger in greater depth and what they are doing is amazing. As the founders of Durga Tree International they are helping to eradicate human slavery in this world. They are both so dedicated to this cause and are such an inspiration. Originally I thought that slavery was something that happened in other countries, not here in America. Boy was I wrong. It is such an injustice to have one’s freedom taken from them.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Durga Tree International is a highly valuable conduit in matching donor generosity to the real needs of non-profits so that TOGETHER we can tackle human trafficking. As an executive at Covenant House International (Casa Alianza in Latin America) and partner of Durga, I am continuously impressed by the smart thinking, compassion and excellence in everything they do. It's a true honor and pleasure to work with such a conscientious, committed group.

4 Stacey O.

Donor

Rating: 5

Loved working with the group and will continue to work with them. Very organized, very caring and truly committed to the cause

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Transparent organization with a mission to bring awareness to our fight. It's important for me to know that my donations are going to the right resources 100% of the time. ..thank you Durga!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Over the past year I have attended two of Durga Tree International's quality fundraising events and witnessed the extraordinary growth of this inspiring organization. I'm so impressed by their ability to research, recognize, and directly assist those on the ground in the global fight against human trafficking.
The future is very bright for Durga Tree - the capability, creativity, and caring are all there. Their tireless work reminds me daily of my own responsibility as a first world consumer - to do my best to determine whether the products I purchase are helping or hurting someone unseen.

3 Tina60

Board Member

Rating: 5

I feel so energized as a new Board Member of Durga Tree International. Beth, Tim and the amazing team inspire me every day and I hope to become an integral part of eradicating human trafficking within this amazing organization.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am totally psyched about my role as youth ambassador for Durga Tree International. I witness a lot of young people not paying attention to the issues and problems kids our own age face in less fortunate areas around the world and even here in the USA. It's hard for me to believe that some kids don't have the freedoms I do. I hope to awareness for a cause that often goes unnoticed by so many that have so much and take it for granted.

I am proud to be a part of this charity that is working so hard to end this terrible situation. I encourage any young person looking for a place to serve to get involved.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have both worked with Durga Tree and am a very happy donor. Based on my experience in the not for profit sector, I can attest to the organization's integrity and effectiveness in serving their member charities. They have outstanding leadership and have demonstrated their efficiency in fund raising and charity impact. I highly recommend them.

5 egeitz

Client Served

Rating: 5

As an Affiliate Foundation of Durga Tree International, we have had the privilege of working closely with them. Dedicated to eliminating human trafficking by raising funds for organizations with 'boots on the ground' in the war against human slavery in our day, they work tirelessly to see their vision become reality.

In May of 2014, Durga Tree hosted a Walk With Ambe to raise funds to help build Good Shepherd Academy in Cameroon, West Africa which protects vulnerable children from trafficking and other forms of exploitation. Their enthusiasm, professionalism, and attention to every detail resulted in a walk that far exceeded expectations with 100% of the profits going to our foundation. This is just one example of their fundraising work, held throughout the year, for their Affiliate Foundations. We are honored and grateful to Durga Tree for living up to their word and more.

The Rev. Canon Elizabeth Geitz
Chair, Good Shepherd Sustainable Learning Foundation

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Donor

Rating: 5

Awareness, dedication, hard work, passion and perseverance are just a few words to describe what is needed to make the dream of ending human trafficking a reality. Durga Tree International works tirelessly towards that dream by working hand-in-hand with grass-roots organizations to understand and support the myriad of needs to not only eradicate slavery, but to educate and aid those directly affected by human trafficking. I choose to support Durga Tree International because of its mission and its transparency. Knowing that my donations go to organizations that are affecting positive change towards this global problem makes me confident in my choice to support Durga Tree International.

8 Sarah197

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working with Durga Tree International for the past year and am beyond impressed by the integrity, transparency, effectiveness and esprit de corps of this organization. As founder and Director of Made By Survivors/TEN Charities, I have had the opportunity to see scores of non profits in the human rights and anti-trafficking field. What makes Durga Tree unique in my experience is that before coming up with a plan to eradicate trafficking, they took the time to truly investigate the space, talking to stakeholders and partners in the field, in order to determine what the greatest needs were. They saw that there is a huge unmet need for project based funding and practical support, especially for smaller charities in the field. They set out to meet this need, and have worked tirelessly ever since, on behalf of our organization and survivors, as well as several other respected organizations. We are proud to be a partner of Durga Tree and look forward to seeing them continue to grow and thrive, through strong and committed leadership and a well-honed strategy for social change.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Durga Tree International was founded just over a year ago by Beth and Tim Tiger. Together, with the help of some volunteers, the Tigers have effectively began to grow Durga Tree into a very successful nonprofit. Durga Tree has been built on the premise that it is designed to help eradicate human trafficking around the world. The mission and goal of Durga Tree is to touch all corners of the world where young girls and boys, as well as adults, are being used as slaves. Over the past year, I personally have watched Durga grow from a small dream into a big reality. Durga has hosted many profitable fund raising events such as the Masquerade Ball and a 5K Run. As a result, they have managed to raise over $100,000 in just one short year. I can only imagine what the next year will bring! I cannot be prouder to be a part of this ever so supportive and productive cause.