Medical Care: Rescued Kids





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Project Description

Region: South-East Asia

Country: Thailand, Cambodia, India

Location: Asia

Total Budget: $145,621

Area of Focus: None

About Destiny Rescue

Destiny Rescue is an anti-trafficking organization focused on rescuing children who are being sexually exploited and enslaved. Our mission is to rescue, restore, protect, empower, and be a voice for those who can't speak up for themselves.

So far this year, Destiny Rescue has rescued over 1,100 survivors and nearly 4,700 overall since 2011. Our restoration programs have successfully kept 4 out of every 5 children we rescue from rejoining the commercial sex trade industry. We currently work with survivors in Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Dominican Republic and three undisclosed countries in Asia.

Why Medical Care is Necessary

Our newly-rescued children experience a wide variety of illnesses and medical conditions. Their health needs are both specific, relating directly to the nature of the work within the sex industry, and generic, arising from a life of poverty and poor access to healthcare services.

To help ensure the health and well-being of these children, our medical experts have developed a 3-phase healthcare plan (outlined below). We are seeking funding for this new initiative so we can begin providing medical care for all children who enter our aftercare programs starting in early 2020.



Phase 1


Phase 2


Phase 3





Providing initial health screenings and establishing medical records for newly rescued children

Providing ongoing medical care to beneficiaries to ensure their health and wellbeing

Providing advanced medical care to beneficiaries (including dental) as needed

(400 beneficiaries estimated)

For more information and a detailed proposal, please contact:

Rick Baltzersen, Director of Corporate Partnerships

Tel: 513-703-0029 / E-Mail: rick.baltzersen@destinyrescue.org

Primary Host Partner

District: 4621

Rotary Club of: Tatuí

Primary Contact: Jose Eduardo

Email: cantiericosta@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5300

Rotary Club of: Greater San Gabriel Valley

Primary Contact: Matt Christl

Email: matt.christl@destinyrescue.org

Project Status

Need $83,748
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Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





District 5300 DDF





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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






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