3 teenage girls were orphaned since they were small and never had the opportunity to go to school. As they grew up, they were successful in securing some work in order to provide for themselves but were regularly abused by the business owner. The girls were offered a job in India that included lovely clothes, great working conditions and good income. It was an opportunity they couldn’t refuse.
At the border, staff at one of the Captivating funded monitoring stations asked about their travel plans. The girls didn’t know many details about where they were going and after hearing about their vulnerable situation, the staff were convinced these girls were in the process of being trafficked. These girls are now safely working and are aware of the different tactics traffickers use to lure girls just like them, into the horror of trafficking.
Thanks to the watchful eyes of our partners, EVERYDAY, girls are stopped before they are trafficked.
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’.