Padmini (name changed for privacy and protection), 20, was spotted by our partners, 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.
A few days earlier, she received a call from a stranger offering her a job. The man said that he owned lands and two big clothing shops and needed people who would be working for him. Padmini was interested and inquired more about the job since the offer was enticing. The man asked her to come to the bus station to meet him. They discussed contracts but was unable to agree, but he started pressuring her to go with him.
Padmini was thankful that 3 Angels Nepal was there to help her. She said that had it been 5 minutes later, she might have been a victim of human trafficking. The staff informed her that traffickers usually offer fake jobs in India to lure women. She thanked 3 Angels Nepal for saving her and departed, while the man was kept in police custody.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
Over the next couple of months, it is likely we’ll see a surge of human trafficking cases as this current pandemic pushes a lot of vulnerable people into desperate measures. Your support of USD 100 will fund the interception of a girl. You could become a monitoring station partner for USD 5,000 for a year. Click on the links below to know more about the program and how you can help, or contact us directly at email@example.com
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’.