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Kathmandu, Nepal June 11th- 17th, 2018

Fight Human Trafficking

This expedition focuses on the rapidly growing issue of human trafficking in Nepal. In this 7 day expedition you’ll meet with nonprofits and survivors to learn about the issue and develop solutions. You’ll then join forces with locals in a hackathon to create tech-focused solutions.

Questions? Email us expeditions@effect.org


"I know it's cliché, but this trip changed my life."
Elyse May, Google

During this expedition, a team of volunteers will participate in an incredible opportunity to understand and fight human trafficking.

Effect.org operates schools in India which saw decreasing numbers in girls’ attendance. Upon learning they were being lost to the trafficking trade, Effect.org founder, Casey began to create a documentary exposing India’s trafficking underworld. Whilst filming, Effect.org made valuable partnerships with nonprofits fighting trafficking throughout India and Nepal.

Expedition Details
Together with Effect.org partners, you’ll meet with survivors and nonprofits focused on anti-trafficking efforts as you understand the factors behind this issue.

The team’s goal is to leverage each individual’s technical skills during an Impact Workshop; you’ll present ideas, form teams, and develop plans. Working closely with nonprofits, your ideas will create solutions to their problems.

Whether you are a marketer, HR, developer or have other skills, every professional background assists in making this imapct workshop successful!


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Travel through Kathmandu valley visiting nonprofit leaders and inspirational survivors of human trafficking. Learn about trafficking prevention, rescue and rehabilitation.

Make a Difference

You’ll have the chance to learn at a grassroots level how human trafficking affects Nepal. Working with nonprofits and applying your everyday skills, you’ll create solutions to help change lives.


Working with a team of fellow volunteers, you’ll present ideas, create tech-based solutions and develop ideas during a Hackathon. Coding, marketing, or designing - all skills are needed to make this happen!


You’ll work directly with Effect.org nonprofit partners in Nepal, who will be given grants to implement solutions and continue their invaluable work.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • All meals & drinks (non-alcoholic)
  • All in-country travel
  • Pre-program fundraising support
  • In-country safety training

What's Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Visa
  • Vaccinations


Land in Kathmandu, Nepal. Check into hotel.
Induction and training program. Volunteering at nonprofit, working alongside therapists and young female trafficking survivors. Explore Thamel, city center.
Travel to rural villages to interact with locals.
Spend the day alongside nonprofits who care for local prostitutes in Kathmandu. Sunset at Swayambhunath, also known as 'Monkey Temple'.
Visit some NGO's, keep your energy high since we will be at a shelter home.
Spend the morning at Nagrokot taking in Himalayan views. Bhaktapur Tour. Impact Workshop begins!
Impact Workshop all day.
Impact workshop all morning followed by final presentations. Team Dinner!

Meet Your Expedition Leaders

Sandy Singh

Program Director

Starting her career in marketing and events for corporate america, Sandy turned her attention to international development when she moved to India and scaled programs centered around Social Enterprise throughout the country. Sandy pioneered the creation of programs both helping the homeless and preventing homelessness in her hometown of Turlock, CA. Sandy has a true passion for everything India, is addicted to coffee and loves boxing, reading, and travel!

Aashima Khosla

Deputy Grant Manager

Aashima's passion for social development pushed her to pursue her Masters in Social Work. She started her career in the field of Development Sector Consulting where she worked with several Indian government bodies and ministries to undertake extensive research and strategy to improve stakeholder engagement and last mile delivery of government programs. She loves working with children and now aims to use her skill set to add value to their lives. She is an avid reader, does not go anywhere without her Kindle, and loves Zumba and power yoga.


15 Expedition reviews
Seth Williams

I had an amazing experience that exceeded my expectations. It was truly a life-changing week and will never see the world in the same way. Thanks to the team for putting together an impressive schedule of events, pulling together a great group of volunteers and helping each of us really delve into the experience. I learned a lot, experienced a lot and most importantly was moved to action through the encounters I had during the week. I would highly recommend this opportunity to anyone who is ready for a life-altering experience.

Laura Guzmán Linares

I loved it. It exceeded my expectations by far. Everything was perfectly organized and I could feel every single day I stayed there that our help can be useful for the NGOs in Nepal and for the girls.

Ally Warson

The expedition was one of growth in perspective and empathy for a cause that most Americans are blind too. The expedition was beautifully organized by Effect and the NGOs were taught me more then I could have ever imagined. I felt like I was gone for 3 months not a week! The travel is tough and switching out of your routine into a developing country is no easy feat. However, every small challenge that pushes you out of your comfort zone helps you grow more as an individual and our group did grow collectively! Being able to improve the operational success of these NGOs was a huge success during the hackathon. You realize that there are so many small wins and the gratitude from both sides is heart warming. Thank you for changing my life!


Non-profit Effect.org has been running schools in India since 2010 and noticed a decline in the number of girls attending. Casey Allred, the founder of Effect.org was shocked to learn that many girls were being trafficked into the sex trade. He was personally disturbed by the growing epidemic and wanted the world to know the truth, teaming up with a director to create Stolen Innocence, a trafficking documentary (Releasing late 2017).
Human trafficking is growing rapidly as the second largest criminal activity in the world, with at least 300,000 girls trafficked in Asia alone. Although many people are unaware that trafficking exists, this expedition is the perfect opportunity to learn about the issue and apply your skills to create change!
The total cost of the trip is $5,000 plus flights; however, corporate match programs means that you’ll only need to pay or fundraise 50% i.e. $2,500. Each volunteer is responsible for knowing their company match program.
  • You can either pay yourself or fundraise. We have found from previous trips that those who fundraise usually get more involved and gain a richer experience in country.
  • You’ll need to pay $250 deposit to secure your place (this will also go towards your final balance). Your first payment will be $1,250
  • Balance of $1,000 is due one month before the departure of the expedition. First payment can be refunded if volunteer changes their mind 7 days after the first payment (5% processing fee). 30 days before the trip starts refunds will be given at 50%. Beyond 30 days Effect.org will not refund the expedition.
Please rest assured that the Effect.org team will give you advice and guidance on fundraising!
Friday, April 20: Application deadline with $250.00 deposit
Tuesday, April 24: Welcome Packets sent to applicants
Tuesday, May 1: First payment $1,250 due to Effect.org
Tuesday, May 15: Deadline for flight booking
Tuesday, May 22: Final balance of $1,000 due to Effect.org
This expedition is a unique and powerful way for the brightest and most engaged activists to experience Nepal. You will understand first-hand how human trafficking affects the country, and how applying your everyday skills can combat this tragedy. Join us in Nepal to make an impact, create real solutions, and confront human trafficking head on!

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