Child prostitution is a major problem in India involving around 1.2 million children. Studies and surveys sponsored by the ministry of women and child department estimated that about 40% of all of India's prostitutes are below the age of 18 years. The children of commercial sex workers find the odds stacked against them while growing up.
The nature of their mother's job implies odd hours. They are more often than not drugged and put to sleep under the very beds that their mothers conduct the trade. They are generally malnourished as they do not get their meals on time, since their mothers would get up later in the day, and also a bleak future with the reality being no possible education whatsoever. For the girls, it would possibly mean following in their mother's footsteps.
Anandalay Girls' Home was begun with an aim to give back to these young girls, their childhood. To offer these disadvantaged girl children a gift of growing up as any other child with an equal opportunity to grow and contribute to society!