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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, International, International Human Rights, International Relief, Women, Womens Rights

Mission: Sanlaap North America rescues, shelters and empowers victims of human trafficking

Results: The construction of our shelter, school and vocational training center is almost complete! We currently support girls in a leased shelter.

Target demographics: Young girls (8-16) in India's red light districts

Geographic areas served: India, New York

Programs: Project Rehabilitation - shelter for trafficking survivors Empowerment Collection - economic rehabilitation for trafficking survivors Project MD - mobile medical care for the girls still living in India's brothels

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Aneena D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As both volunteer and donor, I know firsthand that Sanlaap is a fantastic organization comprised of highly motivated, smart, and friendly people! Sanlaap strives to make an impact in helping these young girls take back their freedom! Proud to be on the team!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sanlaap is an organization that touches the heart. It reaches out to young girls who really need help, youngsters in Calcutta that don’t have a chance without a home, the love, the care, the training, and the mentoring provided by his organization. Every fundraiser that I have attended has been informative and organized. I love knowing that the money I have donated is going to TRULY help women rebuild their self-esteem and create a better life. Sanlaap provides a second chance to achieve something they never thought could happen. I look forward to volunteering and hearing the progress of these beautiful women.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

after learning of this organization in the past few months, i have become exceptionally impressed with their work in a cause that for whatever reason does not receive adequate attention throughout the world. it is not easy to recover from any sort of trauma (physical or mental), so i am very impressed by sanlaap's ability to positively impact the lives of former victims and help them return to normal lives.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In just 5 years Sanlaap NA has made a huge difference. The organization has brought much needed attention to the sex trafficking in India and life changing resources to survivors. This is my favorite non profit because of their dedication, efficacy, and integrity. Great job everyone involved in Sanlaap NA and Zesa. Keep up the wonderful work. I will always support your mission. Thank you.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Last year, I started volunteering at Sanlaap NA and i got to see, firsthand, the passion and tireless efforts (from all the volunteers, especially the President, Sindhura Sarikonda) to not only rescue but help in rebuilding the lives and spirits of all these young survivors.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I never gave much thought to sex trafficking until I came to one of Sanlaap NA’s events, a little under 2 years ago. It was during the event that I finally got some insight into how serious this problem is, and how the plight of these young women in India needs to be acknowledged and how much their voices need to be heard. It was through Sanlaap’s efforts in which I was finally able to find a way to help these young women and knowing that only 1% of SNA’s revenue went toward expenses ensured that the money I was donating was going to the right place. The people at SNA are working tirelessly to bring light to such a serious and heinous problem in India and I know that this is only the beginning.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sanlaap is a wonderful organization working towards a very noble cause. Sanlaap not only rescues victims of human trafficking, but also houses them and educates them in order to permanently change their lives in a sustainable fashion. This organization is making a huge difference in the most serious global human rights issue facing us today. I commend their goals, success stories and advocacy, and I look forward to volunteering for them in the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is great! I would recommend this to anyone. Great nonprofit! Very helpful and great goals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sanlaap North America is an outstanding organization which effectively contributes to society. Its mission to fight against the trafficking of women and children in India is accomplished in numerous ways, such as providing education, shelter, and mentorship for the victims. Its ability to truly assist these women who are in need, make it one of the best non-profit organizations in the world.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In very large, developing countries such as India and China, people are more likely to be disregarded by their community. Sanlaap North America is making great efforts to reduce the number of women and children being disregarded by their community and used for commercial and sexual exploitation. This organization's dedication is truly inspiring and their hard work should be greatly appreciated throughout the world.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sanlaap is a powerful organization filled with a team of extremely dedicated leaders. Their efforts work towards helping, saving and empowering women in Southeast Asia affected by sex trafficking. They are doing everything in their power to make it safer for thousands of girls and women to live their daily lives. They should be very proud of their efforts as an organization and continue to make great strides.

Ridhi K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

nowadays its rare to find an organization like Sanlaap where all of the volunteers are so dedicated and passionate about the cause. Sanlaap = An absolutely wonderful group of people doing wonderful things for women that truly need the help after they have been through things that shouldn't even exist.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sanlaap is a great organization that is dedicated to women and girls from South East Adia. Sanlaap is helping them feel safer and spreads the word against violence.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sanlaap has a holistic approach to combat Indian sex-trafficking. Its mission spans providing health care, to changing social stigmas, to education, and empowerment. The organization focuses not only on rescue missions to save the women and girls from this dangerous, and unfortunate line of work, but it also has built a shelter in Kolkata that aims to teach 8-18 year old girls vocational skills in jewelry design and textiles. The leadership team of Sanlaap NA works tirelessly and frequents the shelters several times a year.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I heard about Sanlaap NA through their project rehabilitation program which provides food, medical care and education for girls who were rescued. They focus on vocational training and providing the girls with as much as they can. It is also good to know that Sanlaap only uses 1% of their funds on operating costs and the rest towards their projects. Sanlaap NA has done a great job over the last few years and I am looking forward to see what other great movements they will make.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sanlaap NA has done a great job in reaching out to the young professional population of NYC Metro area with their most recent event at 1OAK. They have been involved with the NYU Community and worked with multiple student organizations to promote and raise awareness for victims of sex trafficking. It has differentiated itself by working with the student population and create a movement on the metro and university level. Working with them proved seamless and it has been a pleasure, we look forward to future events with Sanlaap.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Board members are passionate and hard-working, making the organization efficient and meaningful.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sanlaap North America is an amazing organization with a great philanthropy. Sanlaap should see recognition for all the hard work and dedication the wonderful team have put in to help women and young children in India. We all have a busy lifestyle whether its school or work and seeing this lovely team dedicate a good amount of time out of their lives to help make a difference in someone's life in India deserves attention in my book!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sanlaap is doing excellent work and deserves recognition! They are making it safer for the girls and women all over to feel safe and live their life!

Rishi2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great organization that is doing great things! The team is very motivated to make a difference!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome effort...really proud of everyone involved!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love Sanlaap North America. It's a no-brainer cause. It's very transparent - 99% of funds are invested on the ground which gives a high level of comfort to donors. It has an ambition to build an organization that is self funding (e.g. the empowerment collection) which would allow it to scale. It's a young organization - really looking forward to seeing it grow.