67 girls freed thanks to your support of the “Set a girl free” campaign

“To the world you are one person, but to one person you can be the world”.

This statement is so true for 67 lucky girls who were recently intercepted at the Nepal border unaware they were in the process of being trafficked into a life of prostitution and slavery.  You made this possible Captivating donors.  Through your financial support of our work in Nepal in partnership with 3 Angels Nepal (3AN) and Asian Aid Australia, and Tiny Hand Nepal, you have made it possible for so many girls to have a very lucky escape.  Don’t ever think your donation does not make difference.  It means the world to these girls.  For those of you who contributed to this initiative, thank you so much for making this possible.

The 67 girls we are reporting on today were intercepted at 3AN/Captivating border monitoring stations.  3AN are doing wonderful work in our partnership regions.  Reporting on the outcomes of the Oct – Dec 2014 quarter, they stopped and interviewed 1,162 girls and women.  These girls were stopped because their situation looked “suspicious”.  Of these 1,162 interviews, 67 girls were in the very process of being handed over to their future owners – being sold into slavery.  Following interviews with the police, 65 of them were immediately taken to the 3AN safe house/transit home where they were provided with food, accommodation, and counseling for up to 14 days.  Eventually, 56 girls were successfully reunited with their families, while the others went into long-term care at one of 3AN’s women’s safe homes (a project funded by one of our partners in Australia, Asian Aid).

As we continue to directly work to finance the work of our incredible partners, we are continually amazed at the professionalism and dedication of the team at 3AN.  Keep up the amazing work everyone, and our congratulations on a wonderfully successful quarter.

(Pictured: some of the girls rescued).  

 

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Empty Promises

Bhuvi was intercepted at the border. An investigation concluded the pimp had established a fake relationship with her, and proposed to marry her and give her a prosperous life in India.

During the interview, after she realized she was being sold, she revealed the pimp’s name and a suspected pimp...




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Paying it Forward

Our hearts swell with pride when we see our beneficiaries give back to their community. This is Achal*, she has spent some time at the Women's Safe Haven is now reintegrated back to the community. Today, she runs her own tailoring shop and is now teaching seven women in her shop.




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Sharmila's Own Shop

Sharmila was brought to the Women’s Safe Haven (WSH) 7 years ago. During her time of healing and rehabilitation, she learned the skill of tailoring.

Now, she has her own tailoring shop and is doing well sewing clothes and earning a sustainable living. She earns Rps 2,000 to 2,500 [US$16-20] per day and even...




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Anita's Tailoring Business

This is Anita's tailoring business. Anita and four other young women spent time at the Women’s Safe Haven and are now rehabilitated and reintegrated into the community. They have joined together to start this new small business. They also give tailoring training to other vocal village girls and are huge advocates of girls being independent and have the ability to earn an income. We are proud of Anita and her friends for the amazing work they are doing in their community.




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Kranti's Story

Kranti's case is critical and severe in nature. The 3 Angels Nepal legal team, including our lawyer, travelled 10 hours to file her case.




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Organ Trafficking

Panna (not her real name), 34, was trafficked for her kidney. She was being taken to another city to sell her kidney for around a thousand dollars.