We hope you had a great holiday season, and a happy new year! Today we come to you with an update from the Mother's Society in Nepal, a program in which 36 local women have banded together to educate rural Nepali communities about the dangers of human trafficking. 

Their job has, unfortunately, only gotten harder thanks to the recent earthquake (which resulted in the loss of many homes and jobs) and the expansion of the internet throughout the country. While we're excited to see so many young girls becoming internet savvy, the web gives traffickers another gateway to their unsuspecting victims. Adapting the Mother's Society program to address this will be a main focus when our Director of Asian Programs, William Aura, returns to the country in March.  

It's not all bad news though - the women of the Mother's Society have been working diligently to spread their message and they are now pretty much known throughout the entire Udayapur region of Nepal. The next step is to expand to other regions, and our goal is to eventually split them into groups of 4 or 5 mothers who will begin to go directly into schools and give their presentations. 

As you can see, our work here is far from done, but we've made exciting progress. We need your help to continue expanding this important program. Please support the Mother's Society by donating, or sharing this video with friends and family to spread the word. Thank you, and here's to more positive change in 2018!

Char, Tokyo, Japan