In Need of Safety and a Mother’s Love

Mandeep’s (name changed for protection and privacy) father died when she was still a child. Her mother remarried and eventually left her when she was just seven years old. Her neighbors took pity and referred her to an organization where she can be properly cared for. However, her life worsened inside the organization as she was bullied. She had to do all the chores in the organization, but she was willing to do everything just so she can eat a decent meal.

When the organization closed down, she was handed back to her mother.

Mandeep was happy to be reunited with her mother. But she didn’t feel welcomed by her mother’s new family. She didn’t want to cause any more problems so she ran away and traveled to another town to look for a job.

She first worked in a construction site, but  her fragile body could not endure the physically demanding work and she fell ill. Later on, a man from her neighborhood took her to a dance bar where she was forced to become a sex worker. After a few unsuccessful attempts, she managed to escape.

She was found by staff from our partner 3 Angels Nepal (3AN), sitting on a bridge, looking distressed and alone. She was interviewed and told her story. The only person she had in the world was her mother, but she knew her mother didn’t want her. The team called Mandeep’s mother and provided counselling and guidance to rebuild their relationship. Mandeep is safe, happy and reunited with her mother. The team at 3AN keep in contact with Mandeep to ensure her continued safety.

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. If you are a company or an organization, for USD 8,500 you could fund an entire monitoring station for a year. Click on the links below to know more about the program and how you can help, or contact us directly at info@captivating.org

  

 

Our Partners

   

 

INTERCEPT A GIRL AT THE BORDER | NEPAL | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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.




INTERCEPT A GIRL AT THE BORDER | NEPAL | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Trafficked into India

Tamasi was being abused by her husband. Thinking that her new friend was genuinely concerned about her, she immediately agreed when she offered her work somewhere else.




INTERCEPT A GIRL AT THE BORDER | NEPAL | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Traffickers Convicted

In 2019, staff members from Tiny Hands Nepal intercepted four women in one of the borders and counseled them about the dangers of human trafficking. They also encouraged the women to file a case against their trafficker but they were reluctant to do so. With no case to process, they were sent home after the counselling. During the interview, our staff thought that one of the women seemed very suspicious. True enough, the same woman threatened the other girls that she wouldn't return their money and that they will be sent back abroad again.




INTERCEPT A GIRL AT THE BORDER | NEPAL | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Sold by Her Father

Muna worked as a dish cleaner in a hotel, but was forced to work for commercial sex. She eventually learned that she was sold by her father. Heartbroken and desperate to survive, she felt she had no choice but to endure being a sex worker. She suffered a lot satisfying the customers. Many times she tried to run away from but with no luck.




INTERCEPT A GIRL AT THE BORDER | NEPAL | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Locked in a Room

For six months, Sita endured various forms of abuse from the man she thought would bring her love.




INTERCEPT A GIRL AT THE BORDER | NEPAL | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Trafficker on the Run

Eight traffickers have been arrested so far this year because of the efforts of our amazing partners Tiny Hands Nepal and 3 Angels Nepal. Each trafficker that is arrested, means more women and girls could be prevented from being trafficked. This is dangerous work but it is important in the fight against trafficking. Our partners have a close working relationship with local police and authorities to intercept and rescue girls from trafficking as well as track down and arrest traffickers, just like in Hira's case.