Our international initiatives are focused primarily in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

The country of India occupies the greater part of South Asia and is a constitutional republic consisting of 29 states.

asset-23x-8Andhra Pradesh (AP) borders the country’s southeastern coast and is the eighth largest state in India covering an area of 160,205 km2 2 (61,855 sq. mi) – roughly the size of Georgia, USA (59,425 mi). The tropical forests, rivers, mountains and beaches along the Bay of Bengal make it a popular ecotourism destination.

Reality for the children of AP, India is, they live in a place where they are in constant threat of being taken against their will and condemned to a horrific existence in human trafficking.  While this is not a new problem for this area of the world, it is a gruesome crime against humanity that must be addressed and these children must protected from those who would exploit them.  This is the basis of Agapao’s work and the drive behind our ongoing passion, to forge a better life, for children living at risk of maltreatment.
The number of children abducted would fill 300 school busses

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this number represents only the children taken between 2009-20012 in Andhra Pradesh

We’re working hard to provide help for these children

Our work in India is literally life-or-death for thousands of children who live a risk, every day, of being abducted into the slavery of human trafficking.

10 girls go missing every day

16,787 children went missing between 2009-2012 in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India

Buddi Mahesh. The Times of India, 11 Aug 2012.

Below, you will find some recent national headlines that highlight the dangers for children living in the area where we are working.

“Andhra Pradesh is one of the largest suppliers of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation.”

Murali, S. “The Ugly Face of Human Trafficking.” The Hindu, 28 Feb 2016.

"Andhra Pradesh Tops in Human Trafficking Cases"

The Times of India, 23 Mar 2014

“Andhra One of the Leading States in Trafficking Women, Kids"

Deccan Chronicle, 07 Jan 2014

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