The Masala Project      

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Every year, thousands of teenage girls from the hills of the Himalayas are being sold, kidnapped, or lured into the big cities of India by traffickers, who enslave them in brothels. Globalization, gender inequality and poverty are some of the main factors driving more and more young girls to the sex trade.


Back in Nepal, a group of girls who survived sex trafficking, most of them suffering from AIDS, were given hope and opportunity

In March 2003, sponsored by people like you, and with the help of our in-country partner HimRights (Himalayan Human Rights Monitors), a non-profit, two of these survivors were able to buy a spice-grinding machine and rent a small workshop to grind, package and sell spices such as turmeric, red chili and garam masala. A year later, over 20 young survivors and other sex workers in the area joined the project.

Nepal’s political instability rendered the Masala Project inoperative in 2007. However, with the political landscape back in balance, the project—funded by donors like you—is now being revived. Please donate.

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      An income-generating spice (masala) cooperative

for survivors of sex trafficking in Nepal

   founded during production of

TIN GIRLS Documentary

—watch a clip below—


© 2009 Chelo Alvarez-Stehle. Permissions.                           



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