Many schools have been identified in hot-spot trafficking regions of Nepal. Students from these regions are from poor, lower class families and are considered easier targets by traffickers. When the schools finally reopened after months of lockdown, our dedicated team of experts made a big push to reach out to as many schools and communities possible.
During her stay in the Blessed House, Mae (name changed for protection and privacy) was able to go to school. Though she was older than most of her classmates, she persevered and even finished a vocational course on cooking while also attending formal school.
Everyday, Ofelia sets out in the afternoon to sell boiled duck eggs, or more commonly known in the Philippines as "balut", together with other snacks to fill her neighbors. She does this diligently to provide for her four children, while her husband works as a construction worker.
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Poverty remains to be one main factor of sexual exploitation in the Philippines. Thus, reaching poor communities and teaching them how to fight OSAEC are crucial in ensuring the safety of the children.
As a little girl, both of Sunita's parents passed away so she had no one to send her to school. She got married and moved to Pokhara with her husband to find work. But they struggled to earn sufficient money to even eat two meals a day.