A Bingham charity is working in Nepal to prevent survivors of trafficking from being trafficked again.
The Rosie May foundation, a UK-registered charity, has been awarded a grant from the Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF), the Department for International Development (DFID) fund supporting charities to achieve sustained poverty reduction.
The international children’s charity was founded by Mary and Graham Storrie in 2004 to create a living legacy for their only daughter, Rosie May who was brutally murdered age 10.
This project in Nepal is funded with UK aid from the British people and aims to re-integrate survivors of trafficking into families and prevent the most vulnerable from being trafficked again, by strengthening families in the community.
Poverty and gender discrimination are two of the major causes of human trafficking in Nepal and this programme works towards the global goals of ending poverty and achieving gender equality.
The lives of survivors of human trafficking will be transformed by this grant because the cycle of poverty and trafficking will be broken, giving families a future they deserve, particularly their children.
International development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, said: “Human trafficking is a horrific crime which affects the most vulnerable in society.
“I’m proud UK aid is supporting the Rosie May Foundation to help protect survivors and support them in finding a new, safer and happier life.
“Small British charities often punch above their weight and UK aid’s Small Charities Challenge Fund exists to make sure those organisations with big hearts get the early support they need to help end poverty.”
Mary Storrie, CEO and founder of the Rosie May Foundation, said “We are delighted with the funding from the government’s Small Charities Challenge Fund, which will enable us to change the lives of many vulnerable adults and children who have survived human trafficking, and importantly prevent them from falling into the clutches of traffickers again.”
Please go to www.rosiemay.com for further information.