A long-time member of St. Margaret’s, Lawrence, “K” has worked in Nepal since 2014. Due to local laws, her full name is not published here for her safety.
“I moved to Nepal in January 2014 with a passion to fight human trafficking through empowerment. We design programs that give girls and women the opportunity for good education, skills building, and income generation, which then allows them to provide for their families and live lives free of marginalization and exploitation.”
“I was originally an ER nurse in Kansas. After hurricane Katrina in 2005, I became involved in relief and mission work, which took me all over the world. I became more and more aware of the extraordinary and unique needs of the people in developing countries. I felt that, being single with no children, I was in a unique position to put my passion to work, and to move to a place with the greatest poverty, and in the greatest need. I visited Nepal in 2012, and it fit that description perfectly! I fell in love with the place and the people, and moved here in 2014 to better serve from within the community.”
She is the head of TEAM’s Women at Risk Initiative and fights human trafficking through awareness education. She also is responsible for empowerment programming aimed at strengthening education and income opportunities for girls, women, and the most vulnerable in society.
Current programs that she oversees include :
- An ongoing scholarship program for 42 children from two villages who are at-risk for human trafficking;
- A women’s group that earns income making washable, reusable, eco-friendly sanitary pad kits for free distribution to girls in the village schools
- A “Basics of Business” course that is helping women in the village start small businesses of their own.
To learn more
To see various programs and projects of her’s that need financial support, visit her Women at Risk profile page on the DonorSee website. All donations made on DonorSee are also 100 percent tax deductible and will be sent to her TEAM account for use in the selected program.
To make a one-time donation, or become part of her general support team, visit TEAM’s website. All contributions are 100 percent tax deductible.
Contact her at email@example.com