How We Got Started
In 2009, I took a leave of absence from my corporate job to help fight human trafficking in India. What I realized during my time there was that trafficking was a symptom of extreme poverty. It would be impossible to end human trafficking without addressing the root cause and lifting people out of poverty. I started Ark of the Rainbow with the goal of helping children from underprivileged backgrounds break the cycle of poverty, realize their hopes and dreams, and become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.
We began with one small group of kids and a few women dedicated to making an impact where they could. Soon thereafter we added a program for at-risk teen girls in the community. As the school grew, we added one more grade, and then another. We also added health services and programs for teen boys and for the women in the community.
It is an honor to do this work. Thank you for the support that has made it all possible!
– Christine Galofre Allen, Co-Founder