We Free, We Empower, We Employ
The Aruna Project brings and sustains freedom through employment marked by holistic care to sexually exploited women in India.
As a US non-profit, we mobilize thousands across the US in 5K Runs to raise awareness and money to aid in the freedom process. Our Indian Private Limited Company (a freedom business owned by the Aruna Project) then empowers and employs those set free to provide them a future of lifelong freedom.
Bags and other athleisure goods made by a freed woman build her confidence and experience in a skill and give her hope for the future.
Runs raise awareness and money to help bring and sustain freedom for an exploited woman.
Funds raised bring the choice of freedom to enslaved women through a training center and outreach programs.
Freedom restores the liberating power of choice and helps each woman reclaim self-worth and build a better future.
Employment through our freedom business provides a safe environment for women to gain strength and build a foundation for their future.
The complex issue of sex trafficking in India stems from multiple factors that all work together to contribute to a greater problem.
After on the ground research to understand the root causes, the specific context of the brothel systems in India, and the constraints to sustainable freedom, we developed a model to bring and sustain freedom to the enslaved through employment marked by holistic care. By mobilizing thousands to take part in Aruna Runs across the US, we can bring freedom to the enslaved. By offering employment to those who have stepped into freedom, we can sustain their freedom and restore the liberating power of choice.
After women are free, they enter into an environment marked by holistic care where they begin the healing process and begin to live life while building a foundation for their future.
We are excited to introduce you to the Aruna Artisans. Women are being freed. Children are no longer at such high risk. Dignity is being restored. Artisans are finding their voice, establishing healthy relationships, and going back into the red light area to bring freedom to others.
Founder & CEO, Aruna Project
Leadership & Strategy Consultant, retired Procter & Gamble
National Sales Manager, Hartco, Inc.; Director of Connections and Certified Coach, Five Capitals
Non-profit Value Enhancer
Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP
General Counsel, Miller-Valentine Group
Marketing Strategist, Independent Contractor
Director of Customer Technology Innovation at Fern Expositions
HR Manager, Procter & Gamble
Aruna Project is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our work to bring and sustain freedom to the sexually enslaved would not be possible without the commitment and generous donations of supporters. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. We are committed to stewarding these funds to make the greatest impact possible in the areas where we serve on behalf of the women that we serve.