Kalindi (name changed for privacy and protection) dropped out of school after 6th grade and has since spent most of her time at home, unemployed.
One day, she was introduced to Eknash, an Indian man who leaved in another village nearby. They would have long conversations on Facebook everyday until finally, they fell in love and eloped. When they came near the border, a member of our partners 3 Angels Nepal team intercepted them suspecting, from observation, that Kalindi was at high risk of being trafficked. She refused to say anything at first but after hearing proper counselling, she shared in detail her relationship with Eknash and how they met.
Both were taken to the police station for further investigation where it was revealed that Eknash was already married and has 3 children. Kalindi wept regretting her decision to elope with a stranger. Our partner’s staff counselled her and contacted her parents. They didn’t know about Kalindi’s relationship with the man and was thankful that their daughter was saved from someone who was highly likely in the process of trafficking her out of the country. Eknash was kept in police custody for further investigation.
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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 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’.
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.