Angela Maxwell is crossing the United States from the Lincoln Memorial to the Golden Gate Bridge over the course of the coming year, and using her walk to raise funds for Her Future Coalition to provide shelter for 100 girls in Kolkata red light areas.
Donate to this campaign to build a shelter for girls in Kolkata red light areas (above)
Her Future Coalition helps survivors of extreme gender violence such as human trafficking to heal and build a bright future, with long-term intensive services in shelter, education and employment.
Funds raised from Angela's walk campaign will be used to build and expand shelters for girls in the red light areas of Kolkata, India. Without this type of intervention, 90% of girls growing up in red light areas will be trafficked or sexually abused by the age of eight.
Her Future's programs are designed to break the cycle of intergenerational trafficking and abuse. In our red light area centers, girls find safety, love, shelter, education, counseling and a full range of other services. We currently offer safe shelter to hundreds of girls at three centers, but the waiting list to join our programs is too long. You can help.
While on the road, Angela lives simply and sustainably. 100% of the funds raised from this campaign will go to Her Future. Angela is choosing to live in her tent - a temporary shelter - for the year, in the hope that these girls can have permanent shelter.
Says Maxwell, “Walking around the world has opened my eyes more than ever to the struggles women in so many parts of the world still face. I want to use this last leg of my journey to shine a light on women’s and girls’ issues, and the powerful impact we can have on the lives of women worldwide, when we walk together as one.”