Our Story

My name is Harold D’Souza, and my wife and I are survivors of labor trafficking and debt bondage. Originally from India, I stepped down from a senior management position in order to pursue the American Dream. I came to the United States following the advice and encouragement of a man who would become my trafficker. For 133 months, I lost my freedom and struggled to keep those I loved safe. 

I founded Eyes Open International because I wanted to create a voice of courage, hope, and freedom for other trafficking victims and end this great evil.

Board Of Directors

Harold D’Souza

Co-Founder & President

Harold is currently EOI’s managing director and chief executive.

Dancy D’Souza

Co-Founder & Advocacy Expert

Dancy is a survivor advocate for EOI’s and keynote speaker.

Dr. Jessica Donohue-Dioh

Board Member

Ms. Pamela A. Matson

Board Member

Manvendra Singh Gohil

Board Member

Executive Team

Praveen Agrawal 

Executive Head Ontario, Canada

Hriday Raval

Regional Director, India

Managing Trustee, Eyes Open Trust, India

Viona Dixon

Regional Director, Canada

Desma Rovina D’Souza

Global Outreach Director

Rachna Sabarwal

Trustee, Eyes Open Trust, India

Advisory Board

Mr. Deepak Acharya

Advisor for India

Yvan Demosthenes

Advisor for United States of America

Ivan A. Fernandes

Advisor for Middle East and Asia