2 Girls Get a Lucky Escape – Nepal/China Border

At the Captivating funded Tiny Hands Nepal (THN) border monitoring station in Dhunche, two girls escaped with a lucky break.

On July 29 Bimala (13) and Dawa (14) (names changed) were both intercepted while in the process of being trafficked.  Both were from a remote village located in the Rasuwa District. Their trafficking story was almost identical.  Both had finished school and were approached by strangers to their village (one a 20 year old man, the other 22) who took interest in them and became their boyfriends.  Both were promised fun times abroad involving traveling together as tourists. They both agreed to go with them. Soon after, they travelled together by motorcycle from the District of Rasuwa to Dhunche where they were to cross the border together. They were told they would meet up with their boyfriends again after crossing the border. While traveling they were told to keep hidden, and threatened into not leaving the room they were staying in or making any phone calls. When they reached the border town of Dhunche, Tiny Hands staff noticed these two girls were carrying lots of baggage and hurrying quickly across the border. When THN staff questioned them they learned that their families were unaware they were leaving the country and became aware of other suspicious details. To Bimala and Dawa’s shock, the penny started to drop on what was currently happening to them – that all the evidence of their experience was showing clearly all the warning signs that they were in the very process of being trafficked.  They were soon returned home safely, educated about trafficking, and a case filed against their traffickers. Both were so thankful to THN for rescuing them, heartbroken they were so easily tricked by these two men, and very eager to head back to their village to educate other girls about the dangers of what almost happened to them.

We think of the potential situation these girls would have found themselves in a matter of hours after crossing the border had this interception not occurred.  We are so thankful we can play our part to partner with Tiny Hands Nepal in starting this work on the Nepal/China border.  We must continue to keep our two border monitoring stations on this border open, and we hope to also increase the number of stations in the future.  If you’d like to be financially involved or find our more information, please email andrewc@captivating.org today.

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