RISE provides support to acid attack rehabilitation centers in:
Hope Care Rescue Mission
Hope Care Rescue Mission (HOCRAM) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2020 by Linnet Kirungi in partnership with Reenah Ntoreinwe and Amos Katurebe, all survivors of acid attacks.
In Nepali, Astitwa means ‘existence’ or ‘identity’ and Astitwa Nepal’s mission is to support survivors in their journey of accepting and embracing their new identity as burn survivors. Founded by social worker and burns activist Rumi Rajbhandari and her colleagues Rupa Dali Shrestha, Minakshi Rana, Simran Silpakar, Sanjana Shrestha, Manisha Karki, and Sunena Shreshtha, Astitwa Nepal is located in the capital city of Kathmandu and serves victims of burns violence, including acid attack survivors.
“RISE is one of the main donors who has been supporting us through our initial phase. RISE’s continued support in every sector is one of the reasons why we are here today. Through the programs provided by RISE, survivors learn the value of self employment. It also helps them become financially sound, which uplifts their social status. It gives survivors a platform to express themselves. We are very pleased to have a partner like RISE and hope to extend this partnership further.” – Rumi Rajbhandari, Director, Astitwa Nepal