What does it mean to be a DALIT?

The word “Dalit” means oppressed; it is the name the Dalits have chosen for themselves. Society called them “Untouchable”. To be born a Dalit is to face daily struggle and violence in a society bent on keeping them in poverty and chains, both real and metaphoric.

India Facts

POVERTY – There is more POVERTY in INDIA than in entire continent of AFRICA; 30% of the entire population earn less $1 a day.

TRAFFICKING – India is the epicenter of HUMAN TRAFFICKING with 100,000 MEN, WOMEN, and CHILDREN trafficked each year.

SLAVERY – It is the epicenter of Global SLAVERY; 15 million Indians are held as slaves – Half of the world’s slaves are in INDIA.

CASTE SYSTEM – According to National Geographic:

  • “Embedded in Indian culture for the last 1,500 years, the caste system follows a basic precept: ALL MEN ARE CREATED UNEQUAL.
  • “Untouchables are outcasts—people considered too impure, too polluted, to rank as worthy beings.”

Dalit Facts

Social and Economic condition of Dalits:

  • 37% of Dalits live below poverty in India
  •  54% of Dalit children are undernourished
  • 45% of Dalits do not know how read and write


  • 3 Dalit women are raped
  • 2 Dalits Houses are burnt in India
  • 11 Dalits are beaten

Our Big Idea

Poverty, Slavery, Human Trafficking, and the Caste System condemn Dalit children to a life of suffering and misery.

Supplying high quality education to DALIT children can fix this.

Help end human trafficking by building schools in India. Together we can save lives.