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Malisa Home

Malisa Home

Malisa Home

Malisa Home

Malisa Home: Our safe house

Malisa Home Philippines

Combatting sexual exploitation

Human trafficking is one of the largest and fastest growing criminal businesses worldwide. Southeast Asia is one of the centers, with the Philippines as a hotspot for pedophile sex tourism and criminal cybersex offers with under-age children. Even the strict and explicit legal position concerning child abuse and child prostitution has not been able to stem this development. A breeding ground of child trafficking with a rapidly growing cybersex industry is located in Cagayan de Oro. The human traffickers often take advantage of the naivety and poverty of the peasants to lure children to the city with false promises which end in sexual exploitation and dependence.

The Malisa Home offers love, safety and a future perspective

The President of our Board of Trustees, Maria Furtwängler, and her daughter, Elisabeth, together with the German Doctors and subsidies from Sternstunde eV., founded the Malisa Home to offer girls and young women a way out of the morass of sexual exploitation in 2011. The safe house, in which the residents learn how to cope with what they have experienced and to find peace with the past in therapeutic sittings, was built for up to 32 girls. They can finish their schooling and then join a training program or go to college to build up their own, self-determined life. Within the protective environment of the Malisa House, aside from practical life support, they also receive legal advice and support, which most of them didn’t even know about. Aside from continuous support by the Sternstunden e.V., Ein Herz für Kinder (A Heart for Children) has provided subsidies for the Malisa Home since 2015. There is still a great deal to be done…

Combat human trafficking

An industry based on the suffering of the impoverished: The gruesome trade with people and their sexual exploitation have developed into a global problem over the past few years. The Malisa Home combats this problem.

Every donation helps!

130 Euros finances a teacher in the Malisa Home for a month. 25 Euros provides food for a girl in the the Malisa Home for 1 month. 300 Euros provides room and board for a girl in the Malisa Home for a whole year. 50 Euros provides the school fees for a girl for one school year. 500 Euros provides the salary of a person providing close psychological support who lives together with the girls in the Malisa Home for four months. 5 Euros provides the most important vaccinations for a girl, who is then protected from serious illnesses. 70 Euros/month finances an experienced social worker, who works through past experiences with a girl.

130 Euros finances a teacher in the Malisa Home for a month.

25 Euros provides food for a girl in the the Malisa Home for 1 month.

300 Euros provides room and board for a girl in the Malisa Home for a whole year.

50 Euros provides the school fees for a girl for one school year.

500 Euros provides the salary of a person providing close psychological support who lives together with the girls in the Malisa Home for four months.

5 Euros provides the most important vaccinations for a girl, who is then protected from serious illnesses.

70 Euros/month finances an experienced social worker, who works through past experiences with a girl.

My engagement for the Malisa Girls

Maria Furtwängler in Malisa Home

"I have supported the German Doctors’ aid organization, whichhas sent voluntary doctors to projects in the Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Sierra Leone, for almost 20 years. To get an impression on site, I have visited the various projects regularly and examine the aid recipients myself, above all the destitute children. One project that is especially important to me is the Malisa Home. Girls and young women who were forced into prostitution as children or were victims of sexual exploitation are cared for in this house. The Malisa Home offers them a new home and the possibility to come to terms with their experiences under psychological care. I am proud that we can help give at least a few of these girls a better future with the Malisa Home."

Yours

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Maria Furtwängler

German Doctors help worldwide

We believe in the right of every human being to get medical care no matter their origin. Therefore our volunteer German Doctors offer medical treatments in developing countries for the poorest of the poor. Whether people infected with HIV, undernourished children deficiency syndromes or people with chronic diseases, we help everyone who needs help.

Our doctors work during their annual leave or retirement for a period of six weeks and waive any compensation. More than 7000 missions with more than 3200 doctors were completed since 1983.