Nomi Network invites you to partner with our trainees as they gain skills and become financially independent through our economic empowerment program. You will directly fund an individual woman in our program by providing critical support for her to overcome gender inequality and poverty, and reach her full potential. By donating $50 a month, you will provide 24 months of skills training and job placement for one of our women. Along with literacy, production, and financial skills, she will gain self-confidence and receiving the tools needed to secure her first job. When you Sponsor Her, you are helping her secure her freedom.
Give a women who is a survivor or at risk of human trafficking the resources, support, and skills she needs to transform her life—and the lives of her family. Your gift today provides:
Legal seminars and council
As a sponsor, you will receive:
Partnership - The chance to walk alongside a woman in her journey to freedom
Impact - Annual updates on the progress of the woman you sponsor.
Connection - A letter from the woman you sponsor and/or a picture with updates from staff and the ability to correspond with her through mailed letters.
1. What is Sponsorship?
Sponsorship is an earmarked financial contribution
made regularly by an individual donor or an organization/company as a means of supporting a woman who is a survivor or at risk of being trafficked for a two year training and leadership development program with Nomi Network. Sponsors, through their regular contributions, help ensure that the organization's financial stability and the survivor/woman at risk’s training, stipend, well being, and integration into their local community is provided for. Money is designated towards a particular Nomi Network trainee and the sponsor is provided updates from the field. $50 a month will fully support a woman in the program.
2. What percentage of my donation is used to help the woman I choose to support?
These sponsorships support individuals who live in a rural context and 100% of your donation is used to help fund a woman starting Nomi Network’s program from beginning to end. Any additional funds will be put towards the adolescent girls program that focuses on prevention and creating scholarships for the women’s children and family.
3. How long does my sponsorship last?
Your sponsorship lasts as long as you want it to. Although it is our aim to establish a long-term relationship with our sponsors, you are able to cancel whenever you want, without giving notice. You can cancel your sponsorship by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling our office at 1-646-867-0608.
4. How do I change my personal details?
If you would like to change your contact information or your banking information, please email email@example.com, or call 1-646-867-0608
5. What are "programs"?
Nomi Network’s rural empowerment training program serves women who are survivors or are women at risk of sex trafficking, intergenerational prostitution, or bonded labor. We currently focus on red-light districts in seven villages in Bihar, Northern India, near the Nepalese border, where few resources or social service providers exist. Through our training curriculum, women are learning critical skills needed to earn a living, protect themselves and their children, and transform their communities. In addition to teaching marketable skills, Nomi Network’s program addresses psychological and social barriers to work, builds up the women’s self-confidence, and prepares them to enter the mainstream workforce.
6. How can I make occasional extra donations?
All donations are welcome. To make a donation, simply click the "DONATE" link at the top of this page and fill in the online form. Please let us know if you would like to designate the donation to go towards the woman you are sponsoring.
7. What do we do to protect the privacy of the women in the program?
The women’s right to privacy and the need to observe data protection laws are paramount. All women in Nomi Network’s program who are enrolled or on our waitlist have signed a waiver and given permission for the use their photos. Their names are changed to protect their identities, and specific location is not listed on our website. We believe that privacy and respect are important for the safety of both our women and their sponsors.
8. May I have a receipt for my sponsorship?
Yes, we provide tax receipts once a year for your personal tax purposes.
9. Do women receive financial support after leaving the program?
Upon graduating from Nomi Network’s Training Program, the women will no longer receive a program stipend for their work. However, they will continue to receive mentoring and guidance from our staff. Each participant is advised to save 50% of their income so they will have financial resources as they seek employment or start their own business.