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Jason Michael O.

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Review for Global Orphan Prevention, Denver, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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. "

Role:  Board Member