She married a trafficker

Abhaya [name changed] is 17. She had to drop school after grade 8 because her family was too poor. Her father worked but spent all his wages on liquor, leaving nothing for the family.  Abhaya used to work in a hotel with her mother. Abhaya’s father always made problems at home by shouting at her and beating her mother. So Abhaya left her home to start a new life.

She started working in a hotel. One day a person told her about a good job available in another city. She trusted him. He took her to another hotel and paid her Rs.5000 [US$47] per month. The local youngsters and adults tried to seduce her. Because of this behavior, she left that hotel.

She met a boy and fell in love and got married. He asked her to go to Delhi for the honeymoon. He called someone to take her across the border but no one came. He asked her to lie to anyone who asked any questions. But when 3 Angels Nepal staff asked some questions, she got nervous and told the whole story.

“I was shocked to realize that I was actually being trafficked,” said Abhaya. This case was referred to the police who confirmed that Abhaya was indeed in the process of being trafficked. The husband has fled to India and there is a warrant for his arrest.

Thank you to the Marshall Family who fully fund the station where Abhaya was intercepted. Young women like Abhaya are being impacted every day because of you.

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Traffickers Prey on the Vulnerable

Because of the support of our amazing donors, Captivating supports 11 monitoring stations and help desks throughout Nepal. These are beacons in the community, providing help and support to local people just like Sagari and her husband.




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Convicting traffickers

You might be wondering why girls and their families don’t file cases with the police or speak out in their communities about cases of trafficking. Border monitoring analysis done by one of our program partners, Tiny Hands Nepal, helps us to understand why. The highest reason reported is because the trafficker is a member of...




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Routine bus check = interception and 2 suspected traffickers in court

Sanchamaya is 35 and has three daughters and a son. Her and her husband struggle to support their family and so their children were not able to go to school this year.




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20 Nepali girls rescued from trafficking

During the October - December quarter, 49 girls were rescued through Captivating funded raids and rescue missions. This is the story of 20 young girls.




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1,273 women and girls are now safe

1,273 women and girls were intercepted

during the October to December quarter at Captivating funded monitoring stations in Nepal.

Incredibly, that's a girl EVERY TWO HOURS stopped because it was felt by trained staff that she was...


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Sold for $47

Maju [name changed] gave birth to a little baby however this baby was not her husband’s and so she sold her newly born baby for just Rs.5,000 [US$47]. With this money, Maju left her village and moved to the city to find work. The baby was finally brought to the attention of local authorities and our Nepal partner who found out the baby had been sold multiple times. This precious little baby is now safe with a family who will love and protect the future of this child.