Nivasa Foundation

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes


The Nivasa Foundation is the brain-child of Beatrice Fernando, president of Nivasa and a Sri Lankan survivor of human trafficking herself. The word "Nivasa" means home in the Sinhalese language and conjures with it the sense of safety, love, security and comfort that all homes should provide. The Nivasa Foundation seeks to provide victims and their families with this sense of -home,- with the hope of regaining a life of safety and security in which the children can prosper.

The Nivasa Foundation program is two-fold: financial assistance is provided to enhance the education and welfare of children whose mothers were victims of human trafficking, and provide education and awareness to communities and individuals worldwide through public speaking, press releases, newspapers, websites, and workshops to raise awareness about the dangers of human trafficking in an effort to put a stop to the ongoing cycle of slavery.


To combat slavery and human trafficking in the U.S and aboard through education, intervention and the sponsorship of the children of former victims

  • Contact Information:
  • PO Box 95
  • Merrimac, Massachusetts 01860
  • United States
  • Active In: Sri Lanka
  • Forms of Abolition: 
  • Awareness, Aftercare, Empowerment, Rescue
  • Forms of Slavery: 
  • Sex Trafficking, Child Labor, Domestic Servitude, Forced Labor, Bonded Labor, Forced Marriage