Projects We Support
Combatting Sexual Slavery in Nepal
For over ten years Crooked Trails has supported the work of Maiti Nepal which rescues girls from lives as sex slaves from the brothels of India. There are 500 girls at Maiti Nepal and the center receives no assistance from the Nepalese government, which would prefer not to admit that sex trafficking occurs.
Creating Healthy Kitchens in Peru
Appropriate technology changes lives in Peru. Using mostly local materials, we’re helping to bring a new stove system that allows smoke to escape, heat to remain, less wood to be burned and hot water to flow to the remote village of Umasbamba.
Building Schools in Rural Nepal
Educational opportunities are crucial to young rural Nepalese with hopes for a better future. In Nepal, most children attend primary school up to age 10, but in rural areas there often is not a secondary school near enough for them to complete their education.
Supporting Fistula Survivors in Ethiopia
Kristie McLean first traveled to Ethiopia with SalaamGarage and Crooked Trails to profile the issue of Obstetric Fistula and women’s reproductive health in 2010. In October-November 2011 she returned for a month-long, solo 2nd trip to continue shepherding a project in Western Ethiopia to build a water-powered mill and establish a training center for income generation projects.