"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
Imagine the plight of a young teenage girl prostituted by family or taken by a stranger to a life of endless nights in a brothel. Forced to serve 10-15 men each day, imagine the pain of knowing there’s no way out, no hope. This is reality for hundreds of thousands of girls in India. Fortunately, there is another reality.
The Need: Network Beyond is working with others to expand safe places for rescued girls to heal and grow, receive medical care, counseling, education, and job training. Our partners are also proactive, bringing awareness to students in Delhi. We assist with annual operational costs ($54,650) for the work in India plus address future facility expansion ($336,000).
The Girls’ Rescue Center (GRC) in Maasailand, Kenya, was birthed out of a great need—young girls forced to experience the painful practice of female genital mutilation. Since its opening in 2010, over 50 girls have found new life at the GRC. They are loved, educated in local schools, and helped during the transition to young adult life. It's a place where God provides “a hope and a future.” More stories are posted here.
The Need: The yearly operational budget of the Girls' Rescue Center is $200,000 provided through individual girl sponsorships of $3,200 and donor gifts. Visit www.saruni.org for more information.
Countries: Peru, Kenya, Uganda, India
Years ago, we arrived at the remote site of a make-shift medical clinic in the beautiful mountains of western Uganda. While treating the immediate medical needs, Network Beyond moved toward a more preventative approach--learning about clean water, hygiene, sanitation, and HIV prevention. People were equipped to bring solutions to their communities with the same kind of compassion Jesus provided years ago.
The Need: A group of local leaders can be trained in a developmental approach to health care for only about $300.
Country: United States
We value innovation—people following God-given dreams that will make a difference in people’s lives. Small grants have been provided for a ministry to care for parents whose children faced prolonged and potentially life-threatening conditions after birth (Back to Us), and a work reaching out to young women trapped in Colorado’s own adult entertainment industry (Love Made Claim). We’re thankful for an organization (Forever Families) that assists in the adoption of numerous children in the state’s social service system.
The Need: We typically provide seed funds of up to $5,000 to launch qualifying organizations, as funding becomes available.