I live in London; I have access to every comfort imaginable, a warm home to come to and a warm bed where I can sleep every night. A normal night of sleep for me is around 8 hours, it’s hard to imagine I can get on a flight to India and arrive in roughly the same amount of time.
Statistics show there are 21-30 million people trapped in slavery around the world. India being the highest with the population being over 1 billion, around 14 million of them are in slavery and a shocking 12.6 million of these are children aged between 5 – 14 years old. With many of them not being registered at birth the exact number is unknown and of course the ‘owners’ do their very best to keep these child slaves a secret.
Take a second to think about this… there are over one million seven hundred and sixty thousand more children in slavery than the whole population of Tunisia.
These children have been victims of slavery, sexual trafficking, have been abandoned or have had one or both of their parents die. One of the biggest causes of children becoming orphans is losing their parents to HIV/AIDS and it is a growing crisis, the amount of children becoming orphaned and left with no adult protection and care is expected to double in the next five years through HIV infections. Out of the 55,764 identified AIDS cases in India 2,112 are children, again a double rise in these figures are only to be expected.
The Khusi Hona Orphan Project is a non-profit organization that focuses solely on the welfare of orphaned and abandoned children in India and Nepal providing them healthcare, education development and a path to a better future.
It is easy for us to keep a blind eye and go about our daily lives because most of us believe a small gesture cannot change the entire world…but there’s really great news, your small gesture is a start to a much bigger movement towards a better world and It starts with each one of us.
With Khusi Hona you can make a donation just by shopping online with no additional cost to you by downloading our free app! Just follow the link and find out how you can shop with a purpose: We-Care Please donate a minute of your time to get downloading, in return somewhere a sleep a way from you there will be a child sleeping cozy for the generosity of your time.