Preying on Girls through Social Media

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.

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

  

 

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Alone, Broken, and Shattered

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’.




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In Need of Safety and a Mother's Love

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.




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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.




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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.




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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.




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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.