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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SEP 2018 OASIS

Positively Impacting a Slum Community

September 25, 2018

Our ministry has been working in a specific slum since for the last seven years, and as a result our workers have developed a good relationship with the local community….

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INOI July August 2018 Update A New Appreciation for Education

A New Appreciation for Education

August 15, 2018

One of our ministry’s community programs aims to equip the people of each area they work with skills and knowledge regarding education, health awareness, self-care, skills training, and environmental sanitation….

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Education is the Key to a Brighter Future

June 30, 2018

Looking back at their history, Oasis has pioneered a large range of programs and activities among the disadvantaged that have been a source of inspiration for others to replicate. One…

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INOI May 2018 Update Tailoring Skills Give Women Independence

Tailoring Skills Give Women Independence

May 17, 2018

The women studying in our tailoring unit in Mumbai are beyond ecstatic as they work towards building up their own small businesses. One of the volunteers from the drop-in center…

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INOI April 2018 Update From Abandoned Wife to Professional Tailor

From Abandoned Wife to Professional Tailor

April 21, 2018

 Amina* was very young when she fell in love with Rabuil* and married him. Since Rabuil* was a contractor, his work required him to move often. In 2017, they moved…

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INOI March 2018 Update Human Trafficking Awareness for a Community

Human Trafficking Awareness for a Community

March 17, 2018

Children are becoming more and more susceptible to fall victim to human trafficking through social media channels. A rally to create awareness of this issue was conducted recently in an…

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INOI February 2018 Update Tailoring Classes Empower Women

Tailoring Classes Empower Women

February 25, 2018

Sasi is the tailoring coordinator at Oasis India. She completed her Technical Teacher Certificate (TTC) and has been a part of our ministry for over a decade. Here is her…

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INOI January 2018 Update Street Plays Educate a Community

Street Plays Educate a Community

February 3, 2018

Awareness and education are two key items on the road to ending human trafficking. To accomplish this, Oasis India staff and volunteers set up and act in street plays about…

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INOI November 2017 Update VBS in a Migrant Community

VBS in a Migrant Community

November 21, 2017

Community Borhali Project: This region in India is where many of the migrants from different parts of the country have settled, and most of the children here get involved in…

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INOI October 2017 Update Success Stories from the Field

Success Stories from the Field

October 24, 2017

It has been a very busy time for our ministry. Here are just some of the stories and projects that we have been involved with over the last month: The…

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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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