Our Mission, Commitment & Plan
The identification, assistance and restoration of human trafficking victims and survivors.
Freedom for all.
Respect; Integrity; Truth and truthfulness; Excellence
“Do what is R–I–T–E“
- Respect for human rights and life. Treat human trafficking victims and survivors with respect and dignity.
- Respect for partners, donors and staff.
- Always be willing to do what is right and just. Doing “the right thing” when conducting oneself and one’s business.
- Do what is right even when no one is looking.
- Be transparent in financial reporting and organizational initiatives.
Truth and truthfulness:
- Be truthful in action and word.
- Maintain truthfulness and honesty in communication, fundraising, finances, marketing, conducting business and day-to-day operations.
- Strive for excellence in all we do. Ultimately, we work for the Lord.
- Practice excellence in the work being done for the rescue and restoration of trafficking victims and survivors, full-circle recovery and day-to-day operations.
Commitment to Meeting the Needs of Trafficking Survivors
We partner with organizations and individuals globally to meet the needs of trafficking survivors and those who are considered to be at high risk of being trafficked. We partner by providing financial, emotional and spiritual support.
- Free for Life is committed to not only the rescue of trafficked girls, but their restoration. We fight for each and every girl to help them regain their sense of dignity, hope and love.
- Free for Life believes border monitoring stations are the most crucial point for intervention between freedom and slavery.
- Free for Life believes that ‘the survivor’ is the true expert on warning signs, risks, and trafficking prevention. This is why 90% of our staff at our Border Monitoring Stations are recovered survivors who have a heart for saving other lives!
- To maintain border monitoring stations staffed with trained personnel to prevent trafficking across the Nepal-India border.
- To provide shelters offering medical services and psychological and emotional support to restore stability and self-worth to rescued female trafficking victims.
- To present educational opportunities to female trafficking victims, as well as those considered to be high-risk for trafficking, for the purpose of creating sustainable livelihoods.
Free For Life International works to identify individuals who have been trafficked or are at risk of being trafficked. FFLI assists these individuals through a 4S method: Stations, Shelters, Scholarships and Sustainable Programs. Restoration is defined as the healing of the whole person- mind, body and spirit. FFLI seeks to provide full-circle recovery for each individual.
Shelters – FFLI uses the term ‘shelters’ to refer to both temporary and long term shelters. Shelters are a safe place for survivors, where their immediate and long term care needs are met. Immediate needs include: food, clothing and shelter. Immediate needs include: food, clothing and shelter. Long term needs include: counseling, health care, education and skills training.
Stations (Border Monitoring) – Stations are defined as any physical location in which an individual may come into contact with a trafficked victim. FFLI works through stations to identify and potentially intervene on behalf of a trafficked victim. This is done through educational materials and individuals trained to identify potential trafficked individuals. For example, FFLI has border monitoring stations in Nepal established along unsecured or “open” borders with high rates of human trafficking. The border monitoring offices also serve as a planning center for eternal rescue operations.
Scholarships – FFLI provides scholarships to individuals who have survived human trafficking. Scholarships allow individuals to access programs and resources, and include scholarships for some of the sustainable programs mentioned below. Scholarships are awarded for education and restorative care.
Sustainable Programs – Sustainable programs are programs in which an individual is taught a trade or a skill. These programs are used for the prevention of trafficking and the education of individuals who are at risk of being trafficked, as well as for the restoration of human trafficking survivors. Sustainable programs include skills training, income-generating agricultural programs and community education programs.
What is the root of trafficking? It is the vulnerability created by poverty and a lack of resources. At FFLI, we want to go to the root and help the most at-risk communities for trafficking at every level: prevention, rescue, restoration and vocational training.