News just in from Nepal – trafficking interceptions escalate

The following disturbing overnight report was received from one of Captivating’s partners, 3 Angels Nepal:

From Rajendra (3AN Founder/Director) – “Yesterday, we had to fight with three different traffickers all from the earthquake affected areas who came to the Captivating International supported border of Bhairahwa.  They had young girls wanting to take them to India. Our border staff dealt with one first and before the case was decided another one arrived and was intercepted.  While this was in progress another trafficker arrived with 3 girls. The branch staff are dealing with all of them today and will soon provide us a proper assessment report verified by the local government office and the border security force that work with us.  Other borders are facing the similar threats of huge trafficking activity since the quake”.  

Captivating works in partnership with two trafficking focused NGO’s in Nepal – 3AN and Tiny Hands.  For the past year,  on average 15 girls have been intercepted and rescued EVERY MONTH.  These are from border stations financially supported by you, our Captivating donors.  Following the earthquake, our partners are bracing for significantly increased numbers. Even more critical is our need to remain focused on funding these border stations, and if possible, expanding this work.  If you can help or want to learn more, please contact juliec@captivating.org.  (picture credit to www.preventconnect.org)

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False Job Overseas

With the pretext of a better job opportunity in Israel, Yoona (name changed) was being lured by a pimp. She was asked to take out a loan of Rs. ten lakh (USD 8,500) from a local cooperative. However, there is no legal provision for foreign employment in Israel for Nepalese women.




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Lies, Tricks, and False Promises

Twelve Nepali girls were being trafficked to India with false promise of jobs. When all of these girls were intercepted and investigated about their travel plans, it was found that they were all tricked for fake job offers. They were falsely told that they would be performing dances in events and programs of rich people in India for which they would be receiving money.




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Timely Interception

Tanuja (name changed for protection and privacy), 19, lost her father when she was younger. Before her father died, he took a loan from the bank to build them a house. However, they were left with a huge financial burden after her father died, and without any other source of income. Things got worse when her uncle cheated them and transferred the ownership of the house under his name, and Tanuja and her mom where forced out of the house.




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Team Intercepts Three Females at Border

Recently, three female victims, Sakshi* (18), Maya* (21), and Bimala* (17), were intercepted by our team as they attempted to cross the border into India. These three women had been working as servers at a guesthouse in South Asia.




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Six Girls Intercepted, Trafficker Convicted

Six young girls, all appearing nervous and restless, were found in a cart about to cross the border. Seeing several red flags on their travel plans, they were taken aside for further inquiry.




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Pimped by Her Cousin

Maya (name changed for protection and privacy) is 23 and works in a hotel as a cleaner. Things were going well for her until a fateful encounter with her cousin.