Oasis India was born in 1994 out of concern by Christian leaders in India for the destitute and marginalized of their cities. Oasis India is committed to working with local churches in the major urban cities of India to bring hope, restoration, and reintegration to victims of injustice and human trafficking. Their focus is on education, health care, life skills, counseling, community awareness, and church mobilization with the ultimate goal of lives restored into a relationship with God.

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Oasis India was born in 1994 out of concern by Christian leaders in India for the destitute and marginalized of their cities. Oasis India is committed to working with local churches in the major urban cities of India to bring hope, restoration, and reintegration to victims of injustice and human trafficking. Their focus is on education, health care, life skills, counseling, community awareness, and church mobilization with the ultimate goal of lives restored into a relationship with God.

In pursuit of a better standard of living, Indians have migrated from rural villages to urban areas in unprecedented numbers. Far from their “roots,” the people of these communities are particularly vulnerable to some of the worst social evils in our world today including human trafficking, crime, prostitution, and AIDS.

India has a massive problem with human trafficking. It is estimated that 1.2 million children are involved in prostitution and as many as 100 million people (including bonded laborers) are involved in human trafficking as victims or perpetrators.

Globally, India ranks third in regard to HIV/AIDS prevalence. The major concentration of the disease is in six states of the country, which include the megacities of Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore. Mumbai alone has an estimated 500,000 prostitutes, many of whom were forced into the sex trade after being kidnapped or lured to the city with promises of legitimate work.

The impact of HIV/AIDS on women and children in India is particularly acute. Women are often economically, culturally and socially disadvantaged and lack equal access to medical treatment, financial support, and education programs.

Children of HIV-positive parents, whether positive or negative themselves, are often denied the right to go to school. In many instances when parents die of the illness, children are left behind to fend for themselves and their siblings, a role that they are not emotionally or mentally prepared for.

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Fighting Against Gender Discrimination

Fighting Against Gender Discrimination

August 27, 2017

  Oasis India is working to transform the lives of people that otherwise would not have much hope for their future. Rabiya, like any little girl, loved studying, but the…

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Stopping child labor

August 3, 2017

According to the latest census data, there are over 8.2 million child laborers (aged between 5 – 14 years) in India. Hallihalli, the community in Bangalore where Oasis India runs…

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Technology meets the classroom

June 26, 2017

  One of the main reasons students drop out of school is because they do not have a strong foundation that they can build on each year. In addition, the…

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Self-Help groups for men

June 4, 2017

  Oasis India has been involved in community transformation. The very existence of self-help groups (SHGs) has helped women below the poverty line become hopeful and self-reliant. SHGs enable them to…

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Overcoming addiction

June 2, 2017

  In the words of Abraham Lincoln, “Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.”   Whatever our obstacle, great or small,…

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Rescuing children from human trafficking

March 31, 2017

  Amid the hustle and bustle that usually goes on at train stations; it is easy to miss potential dangers that might be lurking. However, our trained Early Encounter team,…

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Hope to the needy

February 25, 2017

  Oasis and our ministry partners seek to bring hope to the needy. Bela* has been living in a slum for the past nine years with her two children, age…

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Starting over

January 23, 2017

It is never easy to start over. To leave behind a life you have always known. Yet, Kavita* and Sameer* are doing just that. 25-year-old Kavita is a commercial sex…

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She is priceless

December 23, 2016

She is Priceless is Oasis India’s campaign to inform, influence and inspire society to stand up against abuse and trafficking. Shanti* comes from a very conservative family in Mumbai. Her…

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Community Outreach Center, Borivali

December 15, 2016

Oasis India has worked in Borivali since 2010. Education, health care, livelihood training, counseling, advocacy, prevention and awareness programs are carried out for individual and community development. As a result,…

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Oasis India was born in 1994 out of concern by Christian leaders in India for the destitute and marginalized of their cities. Oasis India is committed to working with local churches in the major urban cities of India to bring hope, restoration, and reintegration to victims of injustice and human trafficking. Their focus is on education, health care, life skills, counseling, community awareness, and church mobilization with the ultimate goal of lives restored into a relationship with God.

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