In 2012 the LILY Foundation successfully helped the Prajwala project in Hyderabad by raising annual costs for them for three years at £42,000 p.a., making that a total of £126,000. In addition, we funded the purchase of new vehicles for them at £30,000. Prajwala do not need any further support from LILY at present.
Through prevention, rescue, rehabilitation and social reintegration Prajwala helps to restore hope and dignity to victims of trafficking. Prajwala, meaning “eternal flame” has been run by its founder Sunitha Krishnan since 2005. She is a visionary leader who has galvanised India’s anti-trafficking movement by coordinating government, corporations and NGOs. The organisation currently runs 17 schools throughout Hyderabad for 5,000 children and has rescued more than 7,900 women from prostitution – 2,500 of whom Sunitha Krishnan has personally liberated.
In order to prevent second generation trafficking, Prajwala runs transition centres, where vulnerable children from poor localities are educated and bridged into mainstream schooling.
Prajwala trains girls rescued from sex trafficking as carpenters, printers, masons, security guards, cab drivers, etc. giving each one of them a chance to excel in their chosen field, gain confidence, dignity, and hope for the future.


LILY has provided Prajwala with three years annual running costs at £42,000 per annum.
We have also helped them to purchase three new vehicles, worth approximately £30,000.


LILY’s support means that Prajwala can provide shelter, care and protection for 120 children in Astha Niwas, a home for rescued child victims, for the next three years. The children are transported to school every day in the bus provided by LILY’s funding.