Despite the pandemic and strict lockdown restrictions, 70 Nepali women were reported missing over the past 6 months and of those, only 16 have been found*. Our partner 3 Angels Nepal play a key role in helping families submit missing persons report with local police. They are also working closely with police, keeping watchful eyes and finding missing girls and women. Since March, when lockdown occurred in Nepal, 42 women have been reported missing through our partner. Only 6 have been found.
When girls are smuggled over the border, either by force or deception, most are never found. 3 Angels Nepal is working hard despite the restrictions and travel limitations, to stop girls before they are trafficked.
We need to intercept these girls even before they cross the border. Your support of USD 100 will fund the interception of a girl. If you are a company or an organization, for USD 8,500 you could fund an entire monitoring station for a year.
You can also join the fight against trafficking and online sexual exploitation by signing up for our newest event in January – The Workout Challenge. This global event is raising funds to fight human trafficking on all fronts – prevention, rescue and rehabilitation. Click on the links below.
Sapna is 16 and is from a large but poor family. Because of this, she had to quit her studies after the 10th grade and start working. She worked hard to help her family but due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the nationwide lockdown was implemented by the government, which created extreme financial hardship for Sapna and her family. One day, she received a call from an unknown number which almost changed her life.
Life has not always been easy for Saheli (name changed for protection) and her family however, with her father working hard, they still had a good life. When COVID-19 hit the world and Nepal went into lockdown, everything changed. Saheli’s father lost his job and so providing daily food for the family was difficult. In April, her world changed after meeting a man she knew as ‘uncle’.
Mandeep (name changed for protection and privacy) had been through lots of hardships since she was a child - from losing her father, being abandoned, and taking on different jobs. She was found by our partner's staff sitting on a bridge, distressed and alone.