Laundry Project

Kids with Destiny, working with Calcutta Mercy Hospital, plans to support the running of a laundry facility both inside and outside the Sonargachi red-light area to provide a steady and healthy means of employment to women rescued from prostitution.

There are over 10,000 women working as prostitutes in Sonargachi, Calcutta’s red light district. Many of these women feel trapped in the cycle of prostitution and see it as their only hope of a steady income. Kids with Destiny, working with Calcutta Mercy Hospital, plans to support the running of a laundry facility both inside and outside the Sonargachi red-light area to provide a steady and healthy means of employment to women rescued from prostitution. The laundry facilities will be a safe place for the women to learn new employee skills while providing for their families. For many, it will be their first job outside of prostitution and an opportunity to reclaim their dignity and value as women.

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