# 1 voice for voiceless (global initiatives pa

A Voice For Haiti

Since 2010, the Ripple of Hope Initiative continues to be implemented at the Zanmi Beni (Blessed Friends) Orphanage run by RFK/Human Rights Laureate, Loune Viaud and Partners in Health. These children, many of whom were disabled, orphaned, or abused, were living in a single ward at the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince for years.

A Voice For India

In 2017, the Ripple of Hope Initiative was implemented with 83 children removed from exploitative labor at Bal Ashram in Jaipur, India, the rehabilitation and training center of Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement). The center is run by RFK/Human Rights award recipient and Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi.

A Voice For Nicaragua

The Ripple of Hope Initiative was implemented in La Chureca, the city dump and the SOS Children's Village both in Managua. The last location was the coffee cooperative community of La Reina.

A Voice For Nepal

For three consecutive years, the Ripple of Hope Initiative was implemented in Kathmandu, Nepal with children removed from the carpet industry in partnership with the Nepal GoodWeave Foundation and GoodWeave USA. To date, thousands of child laborers under the age of 14 have been successfully rescued, rehabilitated, and placed back into their communities/families through NGF’s support programs.

A Voice For Venezuela

For three years, oral history narratives were documented followed by the implementation of the art project. This initiative generated support and advocated for human rights concerns in Venezuela for political prisoners and their families, and the refugees fleeing Venezuela to Miami and Spain.