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Willow International

 3800 W. Chapman Avenue, 3rd Floor
 ORANGE, CA 92868
[P] (714) 514-0922
[F] --
www.willowinternational.org
[email protected]
Kelsey Galaway
FOUNDED: 2015
INCORPORATED: 2015
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Organization DBA --
Former Names Kwagala Project (2015)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 35-2534806 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

Our mission is to end human trafficking at the source: Uganda. Through survivor rescue and restoration, government reform, and global partnerships. we can erase this plague and provide hope to the millions of victims across the globe.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to end human trafficking at the source: Uganda. Through survivor rescue and restoration, government reform, and global partnerships. we can erase this plague and provide hope to the millions of victims across the globe.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $980,000.00
Projected Revenue $1,000,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Victim Advocacy
  • Rescue & Aftercare - Uganda

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Overview


Mission Statement

Our mission is to end human trafficking at the source: Uganda. Through survivor rescue and restoration, government reform, and global partnerships. we can erase this plague and provide hope to the millions of victims across the globe.

Background Statement

Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing and most profitable criminal industries in the world. Today, there are more than 40 million victims of human trafficking worldwide, with exploiters earning more than $150-billion annually.

Mothers, daughters, sisters, sons, and fathers—innocent people—are sold and exploited so that these criminals can profit. Despite growing awareness of the issue, fewer than 1% of victims are rescued.

Uganda is one of the epicenters for human trafficking. With high unemployment, civil instability, and one of the youngest populations in the world, traffickers promising lucrative jobs are easily able to prey on vulnerable victims.
 
Working collaboratively with the Ugandan Government, as well as local Ugandan and international organizations, Willow aids in the rescue of victims and restoration of survivors. Through our international partnerships, we provide legal aid to those in Willow’s care, disseminate information throughout Uganda, educate and empower communities to prevent trafficking, and advocate for the strengthening of the criminal justice system. In partnership with state prosecutors, we’re able to help survivors bring their traffickers to justice. Due to the success of our program, Willow remains the government’s top aftercare referral agency for victims of sex and labor trafficking.
Willow saves lives, serves justice, and brings freedom and hope to those who have been trafficked. With Willow’s leadership, law enforcement and local government are equipped with the tools needed to protect innocent lives and fight trafficking head on. Our work in Uganda has a positive impact locally, regionally and globally. 

 


Impact Statement

2018 Accomplishments

  • 185 survivors and 35 of their children provided with aftercare services 
  • 123 program participants received comprehensive medical care
  • 53 survivors graduated from aftercare program
  • 35 children of survivors received comprehensive care
  • 79 survivors participated in regular support groups
  • 16 survivors received legal aid services
  • 112 key government officials trained on Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act
  • 150 judges and court officials trained on anti-trafficking laws and victim-centered approach
  • 629 community leaders trained on safe migration and prevention of trafficking
  • 573 survivors served to date
  • Opened third aftercare home 

 

 
2019 Goals: 
  1. Expand prevention and awareness programs in Uganda 
  2. Maintain third aftercare facility for victims of trafficking
  3. Continue growing Legal Services Program 
  4. Increased funding revenue through individuals donors and foundations 

Needs Statement

  1. Our estimated 2019 budget is $1 million. We have $350,000 committed and need to raise $650,000. 
  2. Advocacy assistance in Uganda to aid in our prevention efforts. 
  3. Willow ambassadors: skills-based volunteers, board members, and event hosts. 
  4. Pro-bono marketing, event, and communication services.

CEO Statement

What makes our program unique is the success we have seen with this population. Research on recidivism within this population is limited, but estimates range from 20-60%. Our program boasts a mere 5%. We credit this to the deep investment that we make in each individual and the research-based monitoring and evaluations system we created that allows our team to measure when our beneficiaries are ready to graduate our program with the best opportunities to thrive in their family and communities. Caring for the souls of the women and girls we work with is the very heart of our work. All of our programs are built on a strong foundation of faith. We build upon that foundation by focusing on and measuring these 5 key indicators of well-being:

1. Trust and belonging

2. Resiliency and self-esteem

3. Self-efficacy

4. Social connectedness

5. Mental and emotional health

When girls are thriving in the 5 areas above, we believe that they are not as risk of re-victimization, have healed from trauma, and will thrive in their communities. We have witnessed that programs and activities focused on strengthening the 5 key indicators lead to long-term success of beneficiaries. Programs include: vocational and educational scholarships, counseling, therapeutic interventions, leadership development, life-skills training, business skills development, access to capital, spiritual development, mentorship, and family reconciliation.


Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities, Mailing a check, online donations: www.willowinternational.org/donate

Geographic Area Served

North Orange County
Willow International's Headquarters are in Orange, California.  Our organization provides services to victims of human trafficking in Uganda and East Africa. 

Organization Categories

  1. International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security - International Human Rights
  2. Human Services - Victims' Services
  3. Human Services - Children's and Youth Services

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Programs


Victim Advocacy

The goal of the victim advocacy program is to increase access to justice and achieve successful trafficking convictions under the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons (PTIP) Act. For many survivors and their families, justice and advocacy are an integral part of the healing process. In order for justice to prevail, victims receive holistic aftercare services and are provided access to legal aid. Willow educates victims on their rights and empowers them with the opportunity to pursue justice through our victim advocacy program and partnerships with legal aid organizations. Victim advocates assist survivors in navigating the criminal justice system and accompany them to court and interviews. They also work to ensure the criminal justice system is following the protocols and procedures included in the PTIP Act and Standard Operating Procedures.
Budget  $30,000
Category  International, Foreign Affairs & National Security, General/Other International Human Rights
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Victims Adults
Program Short-Term Success  Access to legal services and advice helps empower victims and is an important part of the healing process. Seeking justice for the crimes committed against them helps them overcome trauma. 
Program Long-Term Success  Convict traffickers, educate judges and court officials, enact policy reform. 
Program Success Monitored By  We monitor success by how many victims are receiving legal aid services and number of successful convictions. The program continues to grow. In 2017, 7 victims were provided with legal aid services. In 2018, 16 victims received legal aid and one trafficker was convicted. 
Examples of Program Success  In 2018, 16 victims received legal aid and one trafficker was convicted.

Rescue & Aftercare - Uganda

Caring for the souls of the women and girls we work with is the very heart of our work. All of our programs are built on a strong foundation of faith. We build upon that foundation by focusing on and measuring these 5 key indicators of well-being:

1. Trust and belonging

2. Resiliency and self-esteem

3. Self-efficacy

4. Social connectedness

5. Mental and emotional health

When girls are thriving in the 5 areas above, we believe that they are not as risk of re-victimization, have healed from trauma, and will thrive in their communities. We have witnessed that programs and activities focused on strengthening the 5 key indicators lead to long-term success of beneficiaries. Programs include: vocational and educational scholarships, counseling, therapeutic interventions, leadership development, life-skills training, business skills development, access to capital, spiritual development, mentorship, and family reconciliation.


Budget  570,000
Category  International, Foreign Affairs & National Security, General/Other International Human Rights
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Victims Adults
Program Short-Term Success  Short-term success is freedom from exploitation, specifically sex trafficking. 
Program Long-Term Success 
Long-term success is freedom from re-victimization, healing from trauma, self-sufficiency, and re-integration with family and/or community. What makes our program unique is the success we have seen with this population. Research on recidivism within this population is limited, but estimates range from 20-60%. Our program boasts a mere 5%. We credit this to the deep investment that we make in each individual and the research-based monitoring and evaluations system we created that allows our team to measure when our beneficiaries are ready to graduate our program with the best opportunities to thrive in their family and communities.
Program Success Monitored By 
We use a research-based monitoring and evaluation system that measures the risk of re-victimization and viability of long-term success.  We measure each beneficiaries on the 5 following indicators: 

 

  1. Trust and belonging
  2. Resiliency and self-esteem
  3. Self-efficacy
  4. Social connectedness
  5. Mental and emotional health

 

We also track all programs that provide access to healthcare, education, trainings, psychosocial support, and family reconciliation.  
Examples of Program Success 
Our program boasts a mere 5% re-victimization rate. This is much lower than international averages ranging from 20-60% 

Management


CEO/Executive Director Kelsey Galaway
CEO Term Start May 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Kelsey Galaway made it her mission to end human slavery after her first trip to Africa. There, she volunteered at an orphanage and taught AIDS prevention. When she learned about the travesties of human trafficking, she knew it was the cause she wanted to dedicate her life to.

After graduating from UC Irvine, Kelsey returned to Uganda with the nonprofit Purse of Hope. For three years, Kelsey developed programs with the local community that helped prevent trafficking and restore survivors. Through this work, she built a strong network of passionate devotees to the cause. When the founder of Purse of Hope resigned, Kelsey evolved the organization into what is now Willow International.

Established in 2015, Willow has made unparalleled headway in the fight against human trafficking and has become the preeminent advocate for prevention and restorative care throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

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Awards

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Affiliations

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External Assessments and Accreditations

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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 7
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 1
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 7
Male: 0
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Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy --
Whistle Blower Policy --
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? --
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Reza Jahangiri
Board Chair Company Affiliation American Advisors Group
Board Chair Term May 2015 - May 2021
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Kim Davenport -- NonVoting
Seth Davenport Voit Voting
Kelsey Galaway -- Voting
Edward Herda Vonfrog Voting
Reza Jahangiri American Advisor's Group Voting
Katy Levering Actress Voting
Ann Marie Mahoney -- Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 3
Hispanic/Latino: 3
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): Middle Eastern
Gender Female: 4
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria --
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 75%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $1,000,000.00
Projected Expenses $980,000.00
Form 990s

2017 990

2016 990

2015 990

2014 990

2013 990

Audit Documents

2016 WI audited financials 2015/16

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $436,853 $198,599 $65,245
Total Expenses $379,778 $168,914 $40,711

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$385,110 $195,305 $20,000
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions -- -- $45,245
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $509 $3,294 --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind $51,234 -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $320,072 $165,467 $39,704
Administration Expense $21,294 $3,447 $1,007
Fundraising Expense $38,412 -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.15 1.18 1.60
Program Expense/Total Expenses 84% 98% 98%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 10% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $112,545 $54,220 $24,534
Current Assets $112,545 $54,220 $24,534
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Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets $112,545 $54,220 $24,534

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
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Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Documents


Other Documents

Annual Report (2016)

No Other Documents currently available.