Celebrate your birthday by changing lives!
CHANGE LIVES WITH THREE EASY STEPS!
- START A CAMPAIGN
The first step is easy – start your birthday campaign by using our recommended fundraising platform (JustGiving or Facebook), and set up your fundraising page. Add some pictures from our website and set a goal.
- SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Share your page with friends and family and remind them why you are doing this instead of birthday gifts.
- GIVE WOMEN AND CHILDREN HOPE
We’ll use 100% of the money you raise to fund Friends of Basha, ensuring women and children are safe and supported. When your campaign has finished, you can send a message, photos or a card to our team!
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.