Calcutta | IN
CALCUTTA [KOLKATA] | INDIA
Walk-a-thon Youth Volunteer Coordinator
Red Light Mercy Clinic Project & Laundry Project, Calcutta Mercy Ministries
Prostitution, and human trafficking is a prominent issue in Calcutta (Kolkata), India. The Red Light District of Calcutta, Sonargachi, has 10,000 prostitutes living and working in a one-mile radius. In partnership with Calcutta Mercy Ministries, Hope2Offer Ministries has helped to support two projects (the Red Light Mercy Clinic Project, and the Laundry Project) by facilitating the Annual Walk-a-thon.
The Red Light Mercy Clinic is purposed to help sick individuals recuperate from any illnesses or diseases contracted during their work.
The Laundry Facility is purposed to provide alternate safe employment for the women whose only prior financial option was prostitution.
Below is a gallery detailing both projects and a gallery of the Walk-a-thon event.