Your generosity is important to us
Your dollars will fight for the freedom and care of exploited children.
Application of Funds
As much as possible of every dollar you donate is sent overseas to support our rescue and aftercare work on the ground in our project nations and to change lives for the better. The remainder (25% – 33%) is applied in New Zealand to enable our small staff to continue speaking up for the children we serve and increasing Child Rescue New Zealand’s impact here.
Funds sent overseas are controlled under a separate memorandum of understanding between the Child Rescue Charitable Aid Trust and each Destiny Rescue organisation in the project nation supported by the Trust. None goes to overseas Government organisations. Project nations are required to account to Child Rescue Charitable Aid trust for the use of funds on a regular basis.
Donate with Confidence
Child Rescue Charitable Trust and Child Rescue Charitable Aid Trust are registered New Zealand charities. Separate returns for each charity are filed each year with Charities Services which is a NZ Government organisation under the Department of Internal Affairs.
Annual reports to Charities Services can be viewed here
Please note: Annual Reports on this website will refer to ‘Destiny Rescue’ – Child Rescue’s name in New Zealand until August 2017.
What your donations make possible
Raid in South Asia Rescues Ten
Ten young women and girls in South Asia had moved from their modest homes to the city to find work. Instead, they…
Top 4 Most Unforgettable Raids
Rescue work leaves a mark on agents—and there are some rescue operations they’ll never be able to forget….
Ugandan Small Businesses are Enabling Freedom
To keep children free from exploitation, we’re creating sustainable economic solutions for survivors and their caregivers….
Ten Dollars or Less: Geneva’s Journey
When Geneva’s father left them, taking the family’s only source of income with him, life as Geneva knew it quickly crumbled. …
A New Weapon in the Battle Against OSEC
The online sexual exploitation of children has grown exponentially, but so has the ability to combat it. …
Shona’s Success Story
After rescue from exploitation, Shona found a reason to get up in the morning….
Teamwork in the Dominican Puts Traffickers on Their Heels
The team in the Dominican Republic continues to expand their caseload thanks to intentional collaboration with law enforcement….
Changing Lives One Business at a Time
Small business training in Kenya doesn’t just help kids stay free; it’s helping to break the cycle of multi-generational poverty….
From the Frontlines: Zimbabwe
“My life has changed; every day, I make some money to take home.”…
Meant for Good: Lydia’s Story
Young Lydia bookended her heartbreaking story with something unexpected: gratitude. …
Rescue requires more than being removed from an exploitative situation. To truly stay free, survivors must be equipped and empowered to overcome…
Closing the Gaps at the Nepal Border
New border stations added in Nepal to stop more traffickers from luring victims out of the country. …
More Rescues than Ever Before
2022 was a year of record growth for Destiny Rescue, an organisation whose work in Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines Child Rescue…
Sisters Exit the Sex Trade, Turn Back to Save Others
After months of hard work, Sophea was finally free from exploitation. But that wasn’t enough: her little sister still faced abusers every…
An Inside Look at the Work of Three Freedom Fighters
Freedom Fighters are heroes who use their unique giftings to rescue children and help them heal and build a new life. From…
Operation Cattleya: Over 70 rescued in the Dominican Republic
Sometimes you have to pretend to be the bad guy to save them….
Reintegration Update: 50 survivors celebrate their graduation!
Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these 50 precious children….
She Changed Her Name to Victory
Namazzi’s life was bleak and she thought it could never change. Little did she know the amazing transformation that awaited her on…
Learning from a survivor: Fiona’s Freedom
Part 2 of Fiona’s incredible journey from the despair of sexual exploitation in Uganda to a new life of hope…
Survivor nearly trafficked moments after meeting a young man on bus
Traffickers can spend up to two years grooming girls in Nepal, but others don’t waste any time. …
Something to be proud of: Nuon’s story
“What is something you are proud of recently?” asks our translator to a survivor in our care.
The question is translated into her…
The girl who rescued herself: Malee’s story
Malee heard about Destiny Rescue from her close friend, next, she made a decision that would change the path of her life…
On the run: Survivor helps three girls escape their traffickers
The girls thought they were journeying to find new jobs, but their dreams soon vaporized into thin air. …
Nary’s new beginning
In January, government officials handed Destiny Rescue’s social workers a troubling case. Nary was living with her impoverished family while being exploited…
Aspiring missionary defeats her dark past: Dao’s story
Five years after her rescue, Dao shares about her journey out of the clutches of the sex industry, through healing and into…
Twenty-one-year-old Soneeya* set out with her father to visit a neighboring city. She had no idea she was about to encounter the…
Flourishing in Freedom
Reena, Eisha and Nadiya were rescued at the Nepal border earlier this year. Since then, we have been following up with them…
24 Girls Graduate Salon-Training Programs
These brave girls have overcome obstacles that would seem insurmountable to some. If you read closely you will see enormous victory in…
Nona*, a Destiny Rescue border agent, watched another bus creak to a stop on the side of the dusty road. She climbed…
Achariya: Seamstress and Mother
Achariya is one of many girls who has come through Destiny Rescue’s program and has since gone on to flourish at this…
Laekena: Salon Owner
It is 8:00 am on a Tuesday morning. She pulls back the large cream bi-folding doors that give her salon its indoor-outdoor…
Rachanna: Graphic Designer
Rachana came to Destiny Rescue around nine months ago. When she first arrived, Rachana tried to figure out what she was good…
Side by Side: A Best Friend Rescue Story
Valerie* and Christina* were both young single mothers caught up in a life neither truly wanted. Coming from poor families with limited…
Selling Crepes, Learning Business Skills
Srey Ny: A Success Story
The counselor’s phone rang. Not sure who was calling, she answered immediately….
Daring to Dream: A Rescue Story
Poverty is a dream killer and an all too familiar part of the story for many girls that come through Destiny Rescue,…
Letter from Lawan
This is one of many success stories we have involving children we rescue. When a sponsored rescued child is reintegrated, they leave…
Enslaved to Entrepreneur
Pensri was 18 years old when Destiny Rescue rescued her from a bar. She had followed her friend who had gone to…
Shattered Dreams…to Hope Again!
One young girl had a dream of becoming a nurse, but after her parents couldn’t afford to send her to school anymore,…
Do my donations qualify for a New Zealand charitable donation receipt so that I can use it to apply for a tax refund from I.R.D in New Zealand?
Yes. All charitable donations of $5.00 and over to Child Rescue New Zealand qualify for a New Zealand charitable donation receipt.
How are my funds applied?
We are grateful for your generosity. Child Rescue New Zealand is committed to using your donation in the most effective way possible. Donations that cannot be used for a particular project, due to over or under-funding, will be directed to the most urgent beneficiary needs in project nations supported by Child Rescue New Zealand. Contributions are solicited with the understanding that Destiny Rescue International directs Child Rescue New Zealand in the controlled use of all donated funds.
How do I know you are using my gifts wisely?
It is a humbling responsibility to know that every dollar counts and children are depending upon us. With this in mind, an all-volunteer board of Trustees monitors expenditures and sets policies, procedures, and budgets. Child Rescue New Zealand engages the services of a professional New Zealand Accountancy firm.