Women in rural India are often undervalued, taken advantage of and abused. ServeTrust believes empowering women is a key to creating lasting positive social change. Leena has used her creativity and entrepreneurship to enact programs to help women take charge of their lives and the lives of their children, giving them the first step toward a better future.
For many years, Leena has been particularly concerned about the oppression of young commercial sex workers and those who have contracted HIV/AIDs as a result. Her eyes were opened back in 1997 while riding a bus. She was seated next to a woman who she discovered was working in the sex trade to provide for […]
The village of Chirala lies 39 miles southeast of ServeTrust on the Indian Ocean. Walking toward the ocean on a walkway lined with hundreds of one-room grass huts, you see women cooking on open flames or mending nets, children playing in the sand, and men relaxing after a day of fishing. In 2005, this area […]