Captivating ramps up its support for more border stations through TINY HANDS

Since 2013, Captivating has partnered with TINY HANDS INTERNATIONAL – one of our Nepal based program partners working to intercept girls believed to be in the very act of being trafficked. Captivating is pleased to announce our support has now expanded to fully finance the operation of FIVE (5) TINY HANDS border monitoring stations. Located in trafficking hot-spots, dedicated staff at these stations are stopping a multiple number of girls every day whose situation looks suspicious. Following interviews, an average of one girl a day will be deemed to be in the process of being trafficked into the sex slavery industry across the border into India and beyond.  That’s 360 girls a year whose lives will be saved from a horrific outcome. This is such urgent work, and we are thrilled to support John, Doug, Carly, Karl and the whole team at TINY HANDS.

ICC Aust logotiny hands logoOur continual thanks to our supporters around the world willing to financially support this work. On average, it costs US$100 to intercept a girl at the border. Help us keep this program going, and possibly expand it further.  For details, contact juliec@captivating.org

 

 

 

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Suspected Trafficker Now in Police Custody

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.




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Women Missing since Lockdown

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Alone, Broken, and Shattered

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’.




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In Need of Safety and a Mother's Love

Mandeep (name changed for protection and privacy) had been through lots of hardships since she was a child - from losing her father, being abandoned, and taking on different jobs. She was found by our partner's staff sitting on a bridge, distressed and alone.




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Fake Job Offer

Padmini (name changed for privacy and protection), 20, was spotted by our 3 Angels Nepal monitoring staff while doing their routine checks around the bus station. They saw her holding hands with a man but she seemed reluctant to go with him. Upon inquiry, they found out that Padmini didn’t know the man, so she was brought to a transit home where she shared her story.