Our Journey in 2021


Dear Friends,


Goodbye, 2021, Hello 2022!


With your support, this past year has been a great success at Purnata. We were able to contribute significantly to creating a traffic-free world given the resources we raised and the limitations we faced. Your generous support & sacrificial labour of our staff & volunteers helped us pull through the trying times last year. Here’s looking forward to a safer and more fruitful 2022.


The year is over but our work is far from done. In spite of the great year our organization had, modern slavery persists all over the world. There are over 40 million people trapped in slavery at any given moment (Global Slavery Index, 2018). This includes people enslaved in human trafficking, child labor, forced labor, debt bondage, forced marriage, and more. Although Purnata is working to eradicate modern slavery, there is still so much work to be done. Will you help us #PurnataOrg?


Your generous contribution means we can rescue one more girl, rehabilitate one more woman and protect one more child from exploitation.


Come partner with us in 2022. We can put an end to Human Trafficking, Together, we will.


Yours sincerely for a traffic-free world


aaboo :-)

 


As the year draws to a close, let's look back at the journey of Purnata in 2021 and how we impacted the lives of the people we serve.


Join us as we retrospect with gratitude and prospect with hope...


 
  • January:

  • We began our three-year partnership with Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI) covering our Aashray Drop-in-Centre, Rehab Home now called Purnata Bhavan, and our Training Centre under Reintegration.

  • Republic Day was celebrated at Sonapur Centre with over 250-300 men, women & children.

 
  • February:

  • Planning meeting where all staff met for a week and brainstormed on direction and strategy for the year ahead at Lonavala.

  • We celebrated Valentine's Day and about 60 Women came for the program. We shared about what true love is and encouraged them not to fall in love with the wrong person who doesn't help you to grow in your life or can't give them a better life. We also encouraged them to love one another as we all have the same story of deception and in such conditions, we all have to be very patient with each other.

 
  • March:

  • Women's day celebrations reiterate their dignity, value, and ability to do greater things.

 
  • April:

  • We began a partnership with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) to begin Jeevan Asha Day Care Centre & Drop-in-Centre at Ghatkopar.

 
  • May:

  • Partnership with Zomato food app to provide cooked nutritious meals for children.

 
  • June:

  • In Mumbai, staff staying nearby or having access to travel facilities, mobilised community volunteers to serve nutritious meals in partnership with the food delivery app “Zomato“ to more than 75 children every day in centre at both the Red Light Areas.

 
  • July:

  • A generous donation from Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI) enabled us to distribute a month's supply of dry ration to over 500 women & their families in three red light areas.

  • In partnership with the local city administration, 198 women from the Red light were inoculated at our Aashray centre with their 1st dose of the Covishield vaccine at a special vaccination camp organised by the BMC.

  • Our Rescue team in Mumbai was able to trace & rescue a Mother and her three minor daughters from prostitution in the outskirts of Pune. The 4 victims are currently cared for by Purnata and other formalities done while our partner agency sent their representatives to take them back to their hometown in North Bengal.

  • Our team in Bengal responded to an SOS call from the Gujarat Police to help them escort a trafficked victim who was being repatriated to Bangladesh where we facilitated the official handing over process at the Indo Bangladesh border to the authorities and family members.

 
  • August:

  • In Kolkata, the eldest of the three sisters was shifted to a Working Women's hostel and has also been admitted into a life skill & livelihood training program.

  • In anticipation of a third wave, we responded with Home Based Care as a solution in rural vulnerable places we work in. The source area team in North 24 Parganas, in partnership with Global Fund for Children, were able to prepare the rural communities for the third wave of the Pandemic along with a dedicated & trained ten-member volunteer force on the field every day. We have identified & trained local families in every community, where we have stocked medical provisions to respond to any medical emergency.

  • In Mumbai, we were again selected by the Municipal administration to facilitate a vaccination drive for the Transgender community living in the Eastern Suburbs of Mumbai.

 
  • September:

  • We celebrated Teachers' days across all our centres, where children and their parents were encouraged to be inspired by their teachers.

  • In Partnership with UNICEF and another partner NGO, we were able to distribute 500 Dry Ration kits across the 3 red light communities we work with.

  • A 3-day training program where we had new staff induction and staff training for project leaders.

 
  • October:

  • Conducted Tailoring, literacy and parlour classes.

  • Conducted Quiz and drawing competition on Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti.

 
  • November:

  • We celebrated Children’s Day across our centers where children were taught about Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister and lovingly called Chacha Nehru.

  • In WB, we Celebrated Children's Day in Akharpur Mini Daspara- Children were taught about- health, education, Loving Nation, family, and one another.

 
  • December:

  • Evaluation of Purnata projects and strategy by an external team funded by the global fund for children (GFC).

  • Dec.11th & 12th All Purnata's beneficiaries [including X] celebrated the annual celebration at two days resort.

  • Annual Celebration's held across all our centres.

 
  • Failures & Setbacks:

  • Not all we served ended up with the same end result. One or two women went back despite all the unconditional love we provided. We continue to pray for them and woo them back to success.

  • Apart from this, we did face cash flow issues but we always came through and bounced back due to the generosity of our partners.

 
  • Our overall impact:

  • All these efforts resulted in instilling hope, reigniting dreams, and rewriting stories of hopelessness & drudgery to ones with hope and a future.


 


 


 

And most of all Y-O-U with your generous gifts, prayers and good wishes!


Without you, the last year would have been difficult, in fact impossible.


Thank you for partnering with us!


God willing, we shall have a long partnership together in 2022 and beyond!



 

A story to show you that we at Purnata are committed to the end

and don't give up on people!

Meena is an orphan girl, who was trafficked and sold at Pune at the age of 13. She was beaten and tortured like all other trafficked women and made to become dependant on alcohol and tobacco. A few years later she was moved to a Red light area in Mumbai where we work. She was always found drunk. In the morning after waking up, her first ritual was to get drunk. She was ruining her life. Read more...



 

Looking forward to the coming year:


  • Aaboo to relocate to Kolkata for three months to focus and develop the work there in West Bengal.

  • Evaluation report & recommendations to be ready

  • Strategy Planning for the way ahead using the Evaluation Report & Recommendations.

  • Focus on Corporate partnerships

  • Ensure all programs in Mumbai are fully funded

  • Find partners for work in Kolkata & West Bengal

  • Invest in full-time Director for Programs and Communications roles

  • Raise 100 new individual monthly donors

  • Begin to raise a Corpus Fund

  • Documentation of best practices & resources.

 


 
Interested in knowing how you can partner with Purnata?

Check out the link provided below or you can directly donate, here:


Bank Details INDIAN ACCOUNT (for Indian donors)

Name: Purnata Bank: Kotak Mahindra Bank Branch: Sher-E-Punjab, Andheri East Current Account no: 0011506058 IFSC: KKBK0001363


 

FCRA Savings Account (for foreign donors) Bank: SBI Branch: Sansad Marg Ac No: 40119633487 IFSC Code: SBIN0000691 Swift Code: SBININBB104 Address: FCRA Cell, 4th floor, State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch, 11, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001


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