Be a Partner for Freedom
Taking a job at Sari Bari is the first step of freedom for women exiting the commercial sex trade or who are vulnerable to exploitation or trafficking. At Sari Bari, we firmly believe in partnering and journeying with women as they continue to take courageous steps towards fullness of freedom and wholeness.
Through sponsorship* of various healthcare and educational programs, you too can be a Partner for Freedom – you can be a part of ensuring the women of Sari Bari have greater access to healthcare and education by becoming a sponsor in our Training Support Program, School Benefit Program, Well Woman Checkup Program, and HIV/AIDS Support Program.
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Or set up monthly donation to support a specific program or Aftercare programming in general. Monthly donation can be set up here.
Sari Bari Training Support
Each new employee at Sari Bari goes through a six-month training period before they begin full-time work. During this time, the women learn to sew and receive valuable life skills that empower them to transition out of the sex trade. Each day of this crucial period of time involves many steps toward new life.
One woman for one month: $30
One woman’s complete training: $180
Training sponsorships cover costs for: a monthly stipend during training period; sewing classes and materials; literacy and numerical literacy training; life skills education including nutrition, budgeting, etc.; mental health support groups; play therapy; a full medical check-up; eye exam and glasses if needed; celebrations to mark significant achievements; graduation gift.
School Benefit Program
The women of Sari Bari have incredible dreams for their children, and Sari Bari is passionate about partnering with its employees to ensure brighter futures for their children. Any employee can enroll in this program by contributing 24%-50% (sliding scale) of their child’s annual expenses while Sari Bari contributes 76%-50% of the annual expenses with your help.
Sari Bari currently has 52 children enrolled in the School Benefit Program.
School Benefit Sponsorship:
One month for one child: $20
Annual partnership for one child: $240
School Benefit Sponsorships cover costs for: admission fees, boarding fees, tuition, textbooks, school supplies, uniforms, shoes, schoolbags, and umbrellas.
Well Woman Checkup
All employees of Sari Bari have medical coverage through health insurance, but in order to also ensure the woman can secure preventative care, Sari Bari provides Well Woman Checkups – a comprehensive health screening – for each woman upon completion of training and every other year thereafter for as long as she works at Sari Bari. Through these screenings, many woman have been able to receive healthcare for needs ranging from controlling blood pressure, cholesterol, HIV care, and even chemotherapy.
Well Woman Checkup Sponsorship:
$40 per woman
Well Woman Checkup Sponsorships cover costs for:
general check-up in gynecology/cervical smear; HB, TC, DC, blood sugar; urine and stool tests; VDRL, Hepatitis B antigen tests, chest x-rays; HIV tests; thyroid function tests; EKGs.
All of the women at Sari Bari with HIV/AIDS were identified through our Well Woman Checkup Program. They receive their primary medical care through the government of India and secondary care through Sari Bari’s Medical Insurance program. Sari Bari provides ongoing emotional and financial support to employees with HIV/AIDS.
HIV/AIDS Support Sponsorship:
Support for one woman for a month: $15
Support for one woman for a year: $180
HIV/AIDS Support Sponsorships cover costs for: medical tests not covered by insurance, nutrional support, financial supplement for missed time at work, a monthly regimen of vitamins.
*All giving is tax-deductible. If a program is already sufficiently funded, your gift will be used to support other programs that are still in need of funding