During the October – December 2017 quarter, 49 girls were rescued through Captivating funded raids and rescue missions. 20 of these girls were found as one group by our Kathmandu team. A hotel had recently purchased the 20 girls and had locked them in cages in preparation for their next sale. Word of this became known by one of our on-the-ground partners – 3 Angels Nepal. After careful planning and cooperation with the local police, the hotel was raided by police and 3AN staff, and the girls rescued from a horrible fate.
TODAY, each of these 20 girls are now at home and safe with their families. Thank you to our supporters from across the globe – your giving is saving lives.
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.
When girls are smuggled over the border, either by force or deception, most are never found. Our partner, 3 Angels Nepal, is working hard despite the restrictions and travel limitations, to stop girls before they are trafficked.
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’.