Celebrate your birthday by changing lives!



    1. Set yourself a goal
      You’re raising funds to transform lives so be optimistic! Providing nutritious snacks to help 10 children in our day care grow and learn costs $200 each month. That’s just 20 friends each giving $10 to your birthday fundraiser. Our women’s hostel, giving a safe and secure home to women while they transition and recover from trauma, costs $500 per month: the same as each one of your friends or followers on social media donating just $1 each.
    2. Decide what you want to do
      Online fundraisers are great. They’re a quick and simple way for you to make a real impact. But why stop there? Celebrate your birthday in style with a party – dinner, karaoke, or a chilled evening in the garden. Whatever works for you.
    3. Set up your online platform
      You can use Facebook and Give Lively. It’ll only take a few minutes. You can use images and information from our website to help explain why you’re fundraising.
    4. Let everyone know
      Be sure to share your birthday fundraiser a few weeks before the big day so that friends know not to buy a card or gift and to donate instead. Most people need a few reminders so regularly share your fundraiser and updates too.
    5. Celebrate knowing that your birthday helped to give hope to women and children, transforming lives
      We’d love to celebrate with you too so feel free to send us pictures, updates or a message from your birthday fundraiser.



Why Friends of Basha?

The Problem with Trafficking 
There are no clear numbers on trafficking in Bangladesh. Foreign Affairs of Insight and Review provides a good summary of trafficking and quotes one statistic that an estimated 400 women and children in Bangladesh are victims of trafficking each month. This is a number of women and children being sent to areas outside of Bangladesh for exploitation. This doesn’t count women and children who are forced into local brothels, young girls working in homes who are being abused, children living and fending for themselves on the streets, and many more in painful and exploitative situations. Women are quickly labeled “bad” or “spoiled” and feel they can no longer dream of a good marriage or a respectable life. Women who have given up on their future, need to learn to dream and to receive support and an opportunity to heal and deal with many layers of trauma.


About Our Work
We exist to respond to the unique needs of women and children that have been trafficked or are vulnerable to trafficking in Bangladesh. We ensure women are stable and on their journey to health before they transition into the workforce. Join us. Pledge your birthday.