Pareli* left home when her husband married a second wife and rented a house near a busy bus station. One particular day, the 3 Angels Nepal team were distributing some anti-human trafficking awareness materials when they noticed a woman whose activity seemed suspicious. They observed her for half an hour talking with a man who gave her Rs 200 [US$1.80] while hiding it as much as she could. This occurred repeatedly with multiple men and when the 3AN staff moved closer she seemed nervous and uneasy. They tried to talk with her and after a lengthy conversation, the staff suggested that it would be better for her if she got a different job. After a few days, it was noticed that she was working in a small tea shop. She looked happy and confident and invited the team in for tea. She thanked them for watching out for her.
Anita (name changed for privacy and protection), 12, was rescued in 2020 with the help of our partner, 3 Angels Nepal. She was provided counselling and proper care especially that she was pregnant. Now, she's ready to come home with her healthy baby boy.
Throughout the Nepal lockdown, 3 Angels Community Radio has been continuously helping communities through informative radio programming as well as distribution of basic necessities such as food and clothing.
Women Entrepreneurs Affected during Nepal Lockdown
Anjana, 30, is married and has 2 children. Because she married at an early age of 16 with neither her or her husband having any source of income, their parents refused to support them. She felt the need to work or start her own business, but she had no means of funding. To support the family, Anjana’s husband started working at a cobbler’s place. There he earned about NPR 6,000 (AUD 65) per month, which was barely enough to provide for their rent and other basic needs. They struggled financially.