$2,500 Expedition Cost

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Kathmandu, Nepal July 10th- 16th, 2017

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 a Hackathon; you’ll present ideas, form teams, and develop ideas. 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 Hackathon successful!


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In-Country Food & Transportation



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 of Nuwakot and interact with locals.
Spend the day alongside nonprofits who care for local prostitutes in Kathmandu. Sunset at Swayambhunath, also known as 'Monkey Temple'.
Spend the morning at Nagrokot taking in Himalayan views. Bhaktapur Tour.
Hackathon begins!
Hackathon all day.
Final hackathon presentations. Final Debrief.

Meet Your Expedition Leaders

Casey Allred

CEO / Founder

Hailing from a small town in Idaho (USA), Casey’s love of international development began at age 19, as he lead others in life changing activities in Albania for 2 years. He started Effect.org in 2010, opening a school in rural Bihar, India. Passionate about filmmaking, he produced Stolen Innocence, a documentary exposing human trafficking. In 2015, Casey led the largest volunteer group rebuilding after the Nepal earthquake. An outdoor fanatic, Casey is happiest in the mountains and loves getting out on his bicycle.

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.


6 Expedition reviews
Raphael, Moraly

Amazing experience, full of emotions, learning, discovery and work. I couldn't expect more than that. I plan to repeat it at least twice a year. Thank you for this amazing life experience, I will never forget what I saw and felt.

Julien Grouteau

The expedition format is well adapted for making you conscious of the reality on the ground and the obstacles faced by the local actors. The fact that we lived as a group for 7 days helps when it comes to collectively look for solutions. And you get to meet amazing people (both local and your fellow expedition members), visits exotic locations and feel so inspired by your experience.

Carl Tharp

The expedition beat all my expectations. I came away from the trip feeling better educated about the current cultural, economic and geopolitical climate, and feeling satisfied that I was able to get involved and make a difference for the local organizations effect.org connected us to. As an added bonus, the group I was a part of was amazing and I'm happy to have made such close friends with such a diverse group over the short duration of the expedition.


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 early 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 the 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, May 5th: Application deadline with $250.00 deposit
Tuesday, May 9th: Welcome Packets sent out to accepted applicants
Tuesday, May 23rd: First payment $1,250 due to Effect.org alongside complete medical form
Tuesday, June 6th: Deadline for flight booking
Tuesday, June 20th: 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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