Nomi Network invites you to walk alongside our trainees as they grow in our programs and become financially independent through economic empowerment. When you sponsor her, you are learning her story, providing support for her to join our training program, and watching her overcome illiteracy, fear, and poverty so that she can live her full potential. Be a part of her success by donating monthly at the $25, $50, $75, or $100 level, which will go towards training and job placement throughout the course of a year and half. At $100 a month, her training will be fully funded and she will learn basic literacy, basic sewing skills, will gain self-confidence, and eventually advanced technical skills that will give her the tools needed to enter the workforce.
Give a women who is a survivor or at risk of human trafficking the resources, support, and skills she needs to transform her life—and the lives of her family. Your gift today provides:
As a sponsor, you will receive:
1. What is Sponsorship?
Sponsorship is an earmarked financial contribution
made regularly by an individual donor or an organization/company as a means of supporting a woman who is a survivor or at risk of being trafficked for a 2 year training and leadership development program with Nomi Network. Sponsors, through their regular contributions, help ensure that the organization's financial stability and the survivor/woman at risk’s training, stipend, well being, and integration into their local community is provided for. Money is designated towards a particular Nomi Network trainee and the sponsor is provided updates from the field.
$100 a month will fully support a woman in the program.
2. What percentage of my donation is used to help the woman I choose to support?
These sponsorships support individuals who live in a rural context and 100% of your donation is used to help fund a woman starting Nomi Network’s program from beginning to end. Any additional funds will be put towards the adolescent girls program that focuses on prevention and creating scholarships for the women’s children and family.
3. How long does my sponsorship last?
Your sponsorship lasts as long as you want it to. Although it is our aim to establish a long-term relationship with our sponsors, you are able to cancel whenever you want, without giving notice. You can cancel your sponsorship by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling our office at 1-646-867-0608.
If you would like to change your contact information or your banking information, please email email@example.com, or call 1-646-867-0608
5. What are "programs"?
Rural Empowerment Training
Nomi Network’s rural empowerment training program serves women who are survivors or are women at risk of sex trafficking, intergenerational prostitution, or bonded labor. We currently focus on red-light districts in seven villages in Bihar, Northern India, near the Nepalese border, where few resources or social service providers exist. Through our training curriculum, women are learning critical skills needed to earn a living, protect themselves and their children, and transform their communities. In addition to teaching marketable skills, Nomi Network’s program addresses psychological and social barriers to work, builds up the women’s self-confidence, and prepares them to enter the mainstream workforce.
Adolescent Girls Program
This year Nomi Network launched a new skills development program for adolescent girls, most of whom have limited education and work opportunities and face intense pressure to marry early. This new beautician training initiative builds on the foundation of our afterschool arts apprenticeship program, providing a safe place for girls to learn, build community, and advance their skills.
In August, the first cohort of 30 girls began the three-month training program designed to equip them with the basic skills needed to work in a beauty shop or provide freelance services. Due to a huge interest, a second group of 30 girls began the course in December while many others are on our waiting list.
Nomi Network also offers tutoring sessions to help girls in the program pass college entrance exams. The girls are provided with a strong incentive to participate, as those with the highest scores on practice exams can earn scholarships from Nomi Network for college. In 2016 Nomi Network provided three new scholarships for girls to law school and sustained one for medical school.
6. How can I make occasional extra donations? (SponsorHER individual gift)
All donations are welcome. To make a donation, simply click on "donate today" and fill in the on-line form. Please do let us know if you would like to designate the donation to go to the woman you are sponsoring.
The women’s right to privacy and the need to observe data protection laws are paramount. All women in Nomi Network’s program who are enrolled or on our waitlist have signed a waiver and given permission for the use their photos. Their names are changed. This is why names are changed to protect identity, and location are generally not listed on our website. We believe that privacy and respect are important for both women and sponsors.
8. May I have a receipt for my sponsorship?
Yes, we provide Tax Receipts once a year for your personal tax purposes.
Upon graduating from Nomi Network’s Training Program the women will no longer receive a program stipend for their work however they will continue to receive mentoring and guidance from our staff. Each participant is coached to save 50% of their income so they will have financial resources as they seek employment or start their own business.
All donations to Nomi Network are tax deductible. For any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your financial support!