What We Do
Each of the girls are invited to live in the She Has A Name house and enroll in school. We provide meals, clothing, health insurance, savings accounts, school supplies, transportation, and all other necessities. We have House Mothers to cook, mentor, and love. We have a Social Worker who works with the schools, manages funds, and cares for the needs of the girls. We have case workers and teams from America that visit and build relationships.
Identification of the girls happens through covert operations done by dedicated teams.
The Starfish Poem
One day an old man was walking along a shore. A huge wave crashed and brought thousands of starfish to shore. The old man noticed a young boy reaching
down to the shore, picking up something and very gently throwing it into the ocean.
As he got closer he called out, "What are you doing?" The young man looked up and replied, "Throwing starfish in the ocean."
"I guess I should have asked, why are you throwing starfish in the ocean?"
"The sun is up and the tide is going out. And if I don't throw them in they'll die."
"But, young man, don't you realize that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it. You can't possibly make a difference!"
The young man listened politely. Then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the ocean, past the breaking waves and said - "It made a difference for that one."