Tiny Hands International
|Focus||Children's Homes, Anti-Trafficking|
|Method||Direct Aid / Program Funding|
Love Justice International (LJI), formerly Tiny Hands International, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting the world's greatest injustices.
Love Justice was established in 2005 and is based in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Through a child sponsorship program, Love Justice International currently operates 18 family-like children’s homes for over 200 orphaned and abandoned children in South Asia. With loving house parents placed in each home, the children become a part of a family, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, until they reach adulthood. Love Justice is dedicated to providing an excellent developmental environment with nurturing parents, a healthy diet, and a quality education so that the children are able to reach their fullest potential.
The Dream School
Love Justice believes in the life-changing impact of education, so in 2015 they established The Dream School, a K-12 school located in South Asia. Founded on the core values of love, excellence, and wisdom, The Dream School provides a quality education for over 100 children in this region.
Love Justice believes that human trafficking is one of the most devastating inhumanities in the world today. Globally, it is estimated that there are 21-45 million slaves—the largest amount in history. According to statistics, one person is trafficked every 30 seconds internationally.
Deceived by promises of false marriages and employment, 1.2 million women and children are trafficked into a life of slavery every year. Many of them are sold into brothels where they have no hope of escape and are forced to engage in prostitution with multiple men on a daily basis.
To combat this injustice, Love Justice developed a unique strategy called “transit monitoring and interception.” Unlike other human trafficking strategies that involve prevention or rescue and recovery, Love Justice attacks trafficking at the most strategic moment—while it is in the process of occurring and before exploitation and enslavement.
They have highly-trained staff who stand at strategic transit locations around the world. They monitor at border crossings, bus stations, train stations, and airports, and they look for signs of human trafficking. Using a detailed questioning protocol, they intercept anyone who appears to be at high risk of being trafficked, exploited, or abused. They counsel them about the dangers of human trafficking and help them to return to the safety of their homes.
Using this strategy, Love Justice currently operates in 11 countries throughout Asia and Africa, and they have intercepted over 15,000 people who were at risk of human trafficking. They are constantly expanding their anti-trafficking efforts and aspire to be in 20 countries by 2020.
With each interception, Love Justice International acquires detailed data from each victim about how she was trafficked and what people or establishments were involved. This information is then uploaded into a database that is used to help better understand and fight trafficking networks around the world.
Through intelligence-led investigations Love Justice collaborates with local police and uses this detailed and actionable data to arrest, prosecute, and convict traffickers. Their efforts have resulted in over 60 convictions of traffickers around the world, in addition to numerous active cases seeking prosecution and conviction.
Established in 2017, Project Beautiful is Love Justice’s exclusive monthly donor community. Monthly donations from faithful donors enable Love Justice to fight injustices around the world and to prevent more lives from being trafficked.
Love Justice International, formerly Tiny Hands International, was established in 2005 by a group of graduates from Taylor University. Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, this nonprofit organization focuses on helping orphaned and abandoned street children in South Asia and combating human trafficking around the world.
Initially, Love Justice focused their efforts on helping orphaned and abandoned children in South Asia by placing them in loving homes and providing them with a quality education. In 2015, Love Justice opened The Dream School, a K-12 school for children in South Asia.
After successfully establishing several children’s homes to care for street children in South Asia, the staff at Love Justice became more aware of the global injustice of human trafficking. In 2006, they piloted their first border monitoring station to intervene in individuals’ lives when they were the most vulnerable and at risk of being trafficked. Over time, this work has expanded to over 200 staff members stationed at multiple transit stations in 11 countries around the world.
In 2010, Love Justice staff embarked on the practice of data collection to combat trafficking networks around the world. This led to the eventual establishment of a database as well as a justice operations division dedicated to pursuing the arrest, prosecution, and conviction of traffickers. Through the joint efforts of their international staff and local police, the first trafficker was convicted in 2012. Since then, the number of convictions has grown at a rate of almost 10 per year.
With a transit monitoring strategy that is effective, scalable, and cost-effective, Love Justice hopes to expand their anti-trafficking work to 20 countries by 2020.
- "Tiny Hands International (Accredited Organization Profile)". ECFA.org. Retrieved 2017-02-22.