Frequently Asked Questions

Most cases are observable from a distance, reported by church community or reported by family members.  We interview each family we rescue on video (on YouTube), where they testify to their condition and how long they were enslaved, including the work they were forced to do and any debts they incurred. 

We invested approximately $2.2 million for the rescue and initial support of the first 35,000 individuals and families we freed from slavery. This cost covered our staff expenses in Pakistan and resulted in an average cost of $62 per person saved. We have been able to maintain a high level of efficiency in our operations, with expenses significantly lower than other organizations with similar objectives. One of the main ways we’ve been able to control our costs is by removing the need for housing expenses for the families we rescued. We set up our own internal employment agency, which partners with factories providing fair living-wage jobs. This ensures that the head of the family can start working within a couple of days of their release. We also implemented a “family-to-family” program, in which each released family takes in one newly freed family for 30 days, providing a place to stay while they search for permanent housing. This approach resulted in a 50% cost savings per family rescued. The other cost we incurred were $150 per family per month for food, transportation and temporary safe houses. Our staff (ground team) costs were under $5000 per month including safe house rent.

Yes, we have detailed records of all our work, including money transfer records, video records of victims, and lists of names and photos of all the families we have saved. These records have been reviewed and are held by the state of Pennsylvania charity section.
We have connections with high officials within the Pakistani authorities who sympathize with our work and are able to smooth out any issues that may arise as a result of our efforts.

The victims fall prey to the traps due to a lack of education and poverty.

We provide fair, living-wage jobs and arrange leases for their new accomodations before the “family-to-family” program expires.  In addition, we partner with local charities to provide education for the children of families we rescue. This allows them to break the cycle of poverty and sustain their freedom in the long term.

We prioritize rescuing individuals and families from particularly cruel conditions, such as those working in brick kilns where abuse, child labor, sexual assault, and rape of women and girls is prevalent.

We kept detailed records of all of our rescues, expenses, and use of funds.  Due to the sensitive nature of our work, only a few key individuals have access to these details until the end of 2022.  New leadership implemented a policy of finding ways to publicize all possible records while not risking the individuals we save moving forward.

We actively work to ensure that our efforts align with local laws and cultural norms and that our work is respectful and sensitive to the communities in which we operate.  The unfortunate reality is that the practice of slavery and oppression towards religious minorities in the areas we operate have been somewhat tolerated by the powers that be.  There is a respectable population of citizens and leadership that are intimidated, turn a blind eye or will accept bribery.

We actively collaborate with other organizations, NGOs, and government agencies that also working to combat slavery and human trafficking in our operation countries, as well as share resources and information to achieve a greater impact and efficient work.

We involve local communities in our efforts by providing education, job opportunities, and training. This empowers them to identify slavery and human trafficking in their communities and to be part of the solution. We also work with community leaders to raise awareness and engage them in our efforts.

We take the privacy and safety of those we rescue very seriously. We have strict protocols in place to protect the identity of those we help, and also provide safe housing and transportation for them until they can be reunited with their families or find a safe place to live.
We track the progress of individuals and families we rescue over time, measuring their access to healthcare, education, employment, and overall well-being. We also conduct evaluations and collect feedback from the community and government to understand the impact of our work and identify areas where we can improve.

There are many ways to support our efforts, including volunteering, making a donation, or raising awareness about the issue of slavery and human trafficking. You can also organize events or fundraising campaigns to support our mission, or become a vocal/regular supporter sharing our social media content.

If you have any resources or relationships that you feel could help us, please use our contact form to reach out.

Our team members are highly qualified and trained individuals who are dedicated to the mission of our organization. They are vetted based on their qualifications and are selected based on their skills and experience relevant to their roles. They also receive ongoing training and professional development opportunities to ensure they are equipped to carry out their roles effectively and ethically.

We also take the safety of our team members as a high priority and have strong connections with local authorities to protect them from any harm. In the case of beatings, injuries or imprisonment of our team members, we have a system in place for the immediate protection and release of our team members. Every rescue is unique, and we adapt our methods and ideas to the specific situation and challenges of each case, to ensure the best outcome possible.

Our organization plans to expand its impact by increasing fundraising efforts and diversifying our sources of funding. We intend to reach out to more individuals who share our mission and who are able to provide financial support, as well as looking into other options such as foundation grants and partnerships with other organizations.

We will be focusing on Networking, Publishing and Marketing our work to reach more individual supporters, and researching to find new potential donors.

We also plan to start a Church/Synagogue/etc Outreach campaign to leverage on religious communities support, and accept and encourage more donated goods and services that could help us on our work.
Additionally, we are researching the option to sell products or services that align with our mission, in order to generate more income for our efforts.

Our goal is to establish a strong, public mission that can reach more people and save more lives, by leveraging the support and resources of individuals, communities and organizations to scale our work.

We track and measure the impact of our campaigns and awareness-raising efforts through a variety of methods, including monitoring changes in public perception, engagement with our messaging, and the number of individuals and organizations that support our mission. However, due to the sensitive nature of our work and the need to protect the identities of those involved, it may be more challenging to quantify our success as compared to other organizations. If our efforts are not achieving the desired results, we constantly evaluate and adapt our approach to better reach our target audience and raise awareness about our work. This includes identifying and leveraging new channels and platforms to reach more people, and refining our messaging to better resonate with our audience. We also actively engage with our supporters to gather feedback and insights on how we can improve our efforts. Additionally, our goal is to expand our reach through building relationships with wealthy individuals who have personal ties to the organization, and thus better understanding of the work we do.
Redeem the Oppressed’s primary focus is to assist communities and countries in eliminating poverty and assist families facing religious persecution with the goal of ending modern-day slavery in the Indian subcontinent.
There is a high prevalence of forced labor and slavery in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal, where hundreds of thousands of people are victims of slavery.
Redeem the Oppressed helps by providing new jobs, affordable housing, educational opportunities for children and counseling classes to assist them in integrating into society.
Redeem the Oppressed operates from the United States and has ‘offices’ in Pakistan, Germany, Thailand, Israel, and Zimbabwe.
Redeem the Oppressed has had a number of accomplishments such as campaigns against the misuse of blasphemy laws, legal assistance to victims, research on religious discrimination and persecution, and organizing awareness campaigns and events. It has been able to rescue over 35,000 people from slavery since 2010 and provide them with the assistance they needed to rebuild their lives
The organization plans to increase its reach and impact by establishing more partnerships, utilizing social media platforms to increase visibility and awareness about our mission, and actively seeking opportunities to speak about our concerns and efforts on various forms of media such as television, podcasts, and other platforms. This would help the organization to reach a wider audience and amplify the message of our mission.
Redeem the Oppressed is distinct from other organizations in that its primary goal is to protect persecuted minorities from harm by taking direct action to save those in danger, rather than just raising awareness about the persecution.
Redeem the Oppressed has provided healthcare to internally displaced people, rescued victims during natural disasters, campaigned against the abuse of blasphemy laws and provided legal assistance to victims, rescued and reunited abducted women and girls with their families, provided jobs, housing and basic necessities, education and assistance with educational charities to freed slaves and their families, provided food and supplies to asylum seekers and refugees, paid off fines and bail for falsely accused individuals, and acquitted high-profile cases of blasphemy charges.
Redeem the Oppressed’s goals for 2023 include building a new village for rescued slaves, providing education and employment opportunities for rescued individuals and their families, aiming to save more than 1,000 individuals from slavery, and aiming to save an additional 100,000 families in the coming years in possible collaboration with the Pakistani government.