Tiny Hands International

Fighting the World's Greatest Injustices

aka Love Justice International   |   Lincoln, NE   |  https://www.lovejustice.ngo/

Mission

We proclaim the love of Jesus Christ by fighting the greatest injustices in the world and working toward bringing relief to those living under their oppression--especially orphans, street children, and victims of human trafficking.

Ruling year info

2006

President

Mr. John M

Main address

PO BOX 67195

Lincoln, NE 68506 USA

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EIN

71-0982808

NTEE code info

Victims' Services (P62)

Christian (X20)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

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What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Human Trafficking: According to the Global Slavery Index, it is estimated that there are 40 million slaves in the world today—that’s more than any other time in history. Most trafficking victims are subjected to the worst conditions and several of the most horrific crimes, including deception, kidnapping, rape, torture, and enslavement. Traffickers target the young, uneducated, naive, and innocent. Selling a story of hope to those most desperate for it, they use deception to gain control and then maintain control through acts of violence. Orphaned and abandoned children: There are millions of children in the world who have been abandoned by their parents, forced to leave home because of extreme poverty, or suffered the loss of their parents due to disease or war. Without parental guidance, provision, or love, these children often turn to lives of drugs and crime.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Children's Homes

Love Justice International has established children's homes across Nepal, India and Bangladesh.  These homes provide a long-term loving response to over 200 children who are orphaned or abandoned.  Each of our children grow up in a safe, healthy family-like environment, that includes loving parents, siblings, proper nutrition, medical care, a quality education, counseling, access to a computer, reading programs, and most importantly spiritual guidance.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Love Justice fights human trafficking using a method we call "transit monitoring." Transit monitoring focuses on identifying and assisting potential victims of trafficking as they're being trafficked but before they reach the destination where they may be in danger of being exploited and enslaved. We “intercept” someone when we have good reason to believe that they are in the process of being trafficked or at high risk of being trafficked. One of the most valuable benefits of our strategy is the data we are able to collect. All of this information becomes invaluable in what we call intelligence-led investigation. We funnel all of the collected data points from each interception into a database we’ve created, in order to track down traffickers and work toward arrest, and ultimately the takedown of trafficking networks and systems across the globe.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Children and youth

The Dream School is the name of our school outside of Pokhara, Nepal. Most schools in Nepal rely solely on rote memorization of the textbook. The students are expected to copy and memorize information from textbooks every day, in every subject, all year long. There is no real thinking, creative application, or problem solving, and the primary forms of discipline are corporal punishment and shame-based threats.
At the Dream School, we offer a completely different model of education to our over 160 students. Our driving motivation is to share the gospel, and everything we do flows from that. We provide an excellent education by giving our students hands-on learning opportunities and teaching them essential critical thinking skills. Education has the unique ability to impact entire families, generations, and nations for the gospel, and we believe our students will be difference makers for Christ. We are currently expanding our school and constructing larger buildings to be able to welcome even more students, and further improve the experience we can offer them.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is to proclaim the love of Jesus Christ by fighting the world's greatest injustices. This has led us to focus on two of the world's greatest injustices: orphaned/abandoned children and human trafficking. We strive to meet basic needs for orphaned/abandoned children and help them become difference-makers for Christ—and to be able to demonstrate that with objective data on key developmental areas. In our anti-trafficking work, we are determined to prevent as many individuals as possible from being trapped in the dark world of modern-day slavery. Another significant goal of our anti-trafficking work is to bring human traffickers to justice through our monitoring, data collection, analysis, and investigations.

We believe that our transit monitoring model is the world’s most effective strategy for fighting human trafficking. It is the only tangible human trafficking prevention method, has the best impact-on-the dollar that we know of, and provides a crucial spillover of data about human trafficking. The goal of transit monitoring is to intercept actual or potential victims of human trafficking BEFORE they are trafficked. Our staff uses a unique questioning protocol aimed at uncovering evidence of human trafficking.

This strategy also allows us to collect invaluable data on each interception that helps further inform our work. Data is desperately needed and lacking in the fight against trafficking. To fight human trafficking effectively, we must better understand it. Our database is unique in the anti-trafficking world and helps us and others better understand human trafficking, and it enables us to identify traffickers and trafficking networks.

To meet our goals for serving orphaned/abandoned children, our family-like children’s homes supply all the needs needs for the children in care. Our mission is to help them become difference-makers for Christ—and to be able to demonstrate that with
objective data on key developmental areas. An essential component of this strategy is our Dream School, which provides transformative, excellent education to 162 children from our homes and the surrounding community. We also offer counseling, medical care, computer access, reading programs, and community activities that play a vital role in their overall development.

We believe that our transit monitoring model is the world’s most effective strategy for fighting human trafficking. It is the only tangible human trafficking prevention method, has the best impact-on-the dollar that we know of, and provides a crucial spillover of data about human trafficking. While we only spent 17.1% more in 2018, the number of people we intercepted to prevent from being trafficked increased by 72% over last year (from 1,628 to 2,800), and the number of suspects arrested through our work skyrocketed by more than four times (from 31 to 157)!

These numbers are infused with significance when we consider the terrible fate of human trafficking victims and the incalculable worth of each individual we might save from it. To achieve such fruitful expansion has required building out an expansionary research team to search out the right places where transit monitoring can be successful, developing excellent work processes that can be effectively adapted in a variety of contexts for monitoring, collecting and analyzing data, investigating trafficking networks in order to
bring them to justice, and establishing a cohesive leadership structure. We are continually working to build excellence into our core processes and see them successfully adapted in all the countries where we work.

LJI Global Impact to Date as of December 2018:
Total Interceptions: 15,241
Total LJI Arrests: 336
Total Countries 11

We intend to continue down this path of impactful expansion. Since we first articulated a 5-Year Directional Statement in 2015 (aiming to pilot transit monitoring in 10 countries by 2020) and began building out the structures for effective expansion, we’ve outpaced our own “high aiming” goals and had to upwardly revise our directional statement three times. We now aim to operate transit monitoring in 20 countries by 2020. We are blessed with an amazing team of nearly 300 staff and volunteer committee members in 11 countries throughout the world who work tirelessly and make constant sacrifices to serve Christ in the least of these. But none of our work would be possible without the generous sacrifices of our donor base.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Love Justice International intercepts potential victims of trafficking while they are in transit, but before they have been sold, exploited, or abused. The people we serve are those who are in the process of being trafficked. We do this work in 20 countries in South Asia, Africa, and North America.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Because of the diverse locations where we work, our efforts to solicit feedback is localized and customized in the field. We don't have a central process of soliciting feedback. However, all of the main tools we use to do our work are also localized and customized. Feedback from those we serve is valuable in helping keep these tools up to date. For instance, we routinely make updates to our Intercept Record Form, the tool we use to determine if a person is being trafficked, based on information we receive from those we serve

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    We don’t share the feedback we collect,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Our interactions are very brief. We divert a person from slavery to freedom and work to get them to a place of safety. We've intercepted over 26,000 potential victims, but we don't have deep, lastingly relationships with those we serve. We intervene in the moment between slavery and freedom and empower individuals to choose freedom.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback, Do often don't have accurate contact information in order to follow up.,

Financials

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Tiny Hands International

Board of directors
as of 10/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Mike O'Hara

No Affiliation

Term: 2015 - 2021

Mike O'Hara

Bryan Kenney

Kathy Levit

Mike Malitech

Christie Coley

David Perkins

Tammy Smith

Doug Dworak

Bryan Kenney

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Organizational demographics

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