Priti Pai Patkar is working with one of the largest populations of prostitutes in Mumbai to develop innovative and practical ways in which children and their mothers can build a future. Ms. Patkar grew up in Bombay as the daughter of a father who was a committed government servant and a mother who ran a daycare program. As a student, she decided not to become another skilled, but ordinary, professional cog-in-the-wheel and instead enrolled in the Nirmala Niketan College of Social Work. She began her work with prostitutes as a student but met with a good deal of opposition when she recognized the special and urgent needs of this long-neglected group. With her husband she founded Prerana, which runs the first night-care center for the children of prostitutes. Prerana’s programs reach thousands of children and women in their struggle against second generation prostitution. Prerana has been a grantee partner of the Global Fund for Children since 2001.