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Frequently asked questions

General

In India, girls are not often seen as valuable, and in many families, they are “invisible,” unwanted, neglected. We work to increase the perceived value of girls in Indian culture so they are no longer invisible.

You can contact us here or reach us via email at info@invisiblegirlproject.org. Our mailing address is: Invisible Girl Project, PO Box 99068, Raleigh, NC 27624

You can have a tangible impact by starting a fundraiser here!

At this time, we have no employment needs overseas.

Because of the sensitive nature of the girls’ situations, we can’t introduce visitors to them. Our girls, as survivors of gendercide, may have been traumatized in the past. We work hard to protect them and their path of restoration. The staff in place in India is highly trained and fully committed to walking with the girls over years. Therefore, our partners generally do not allow visitors.

We are an international humanitarian organization serving all people regardless of religious beliefs. We believe partnerships across religious, political, social, and cultural boundaries are vital in working towards the abolition of gendercide in India. Though our co-founders are inspired by their faith, a system of faith is not required in our work, and we value the diverse perspectives of our staff and supporters.

 

Individuals primarily fund our work. We also seek funding from foundations, grants, and various communities.

We (and our partners) think it is very important to help the Indian government in combatting this issue and are happy to provide assistance in the form of training, strategic planning, or advocacy.

We regularly get requests to accept new Indian partners, although our capacity precludes us from helping them all. Please contact info@invisiblegirlproject.org if your organization is in need of assistance.

We may be looking for an intern to help in our US headquarters and are always eager for volunteer help, particularly for raising awareness and fundraising. Please contact info@invisiblegirlproject.org

 

Our staff members are generally available for media interviews. Due to high demand, we are less able to provide interviews for other purposes, such as student research projects. Please send your request to info@invisiblegirlproject.org or request a speaker here.

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Sponsorship

Please visit our child sponsorship page to see the rescued girls available for sponsorship at $50/month. 100% of your sponsorship goes to the field to care for your child.

When you sign up to sponsor a girl, you set up a payment that will automatically process every month. You can process your payment via credit or debit card, bank account, or PayPal. 

Writing letters to your girl is one of the most important things you can do as a sponsor. Our girls eagerly await the arrival of their letters and cherish every one of them. Please write your girl’s ID number on the outside of the envelope and mail the letter to PO Box 99068, Raleigh, NC 27624.

All sponsors receive a bimonthly newsletter specific to our sponsorship program, in addition to monthly newsletters with updates from the field. Additionally, you will receive a new photo and personalized update from your girl every year.

We do not allow sponsors to visit our rescued girls. This is for the safety and protection of the girls, and we cannot make any exceptions. However, we encourage you to build a relationship with your girl by writing letters to her!

100% of child sponsorship donations go to the field – we don’t use any of it for overhead costs or administrative fees.

The only sponsorships we have are girls who were actually rescued. Because we’re a small organization and 100% of funds go to care, we stand out from other nonprofits with sponsorship programs.

We want to keep girls in their families as much as possible. We identify whether families are safe through counseling & help. Girls only stay in family homes if they will be safe there. Social workers regularly meet with the families to check on the well-being of the girls.

If their family home is NOT safe, girls live in safe homes with clothes, food, protection, education, and mental health care. We have standards for these homes – they have to be financially accountable for how they use the money we give them.

We want to empower girls through education. Our partners send all girls to school and are also required to educate on female gendercide. All girls are receiving education on their value & that the preference of sons is wrong.

We continue to sponsor all rescued girls until they graduate high school and even beyond through our Educational Assistance Program (EAP). In this program, $60 sends a girl to school for a year. We send over 400 rescued girls to school & help over 400 girls still with their families go to better schools & work with families to share the value of girls. After high school, if our girls want to go to college, we will continue to sponsor them. Our goal is for the girls we work with to become change-makers in their culture. We want female gendercide to end with them.

Our RICE (Rescue, Intervention, Counseling & Care, Education & Empowerment) program supports our social workers as they rescue vulnerable babies and girls from being killed or trafficked, intervene in the lives of needy families to support their daughters, care for rescued girls, and empower women through education and various programs.