Routine bus check = interception and 2 suspected traffickers in court

Sanchamaya is 35 and has three daughters and a son. She and her husband struggle to support their family and so their children were not able to go to school this year.

A lady from her community suggested that she go abroad to another country to find work and that she could help her. After multiple conversations, Sanchamaya was convinced that this would be a good opportunity for her to earn money and help her children be able to go back to school. She desperately needed and job and after talking with her husband, it was agreed that she would go.

Sanchamaya was provided some travel expenses by the lady and told to go to Delhi, India via an overnight bus from Nepal. During regular bus checks, the staff at one of our Captivating funded monitoring stations questioned her about her travels. She failed to show proper documentation to go to India – no tickets, no legal documentation and no work permit letter. These are all red flags for trafficking.

The local police were consulted about her case. She was taken out of the bus and referred to the police office. During the investigation that followed, it was found that there were 2 agents who helped trick women across the border. They were found to be involved in illegally sending innocent women from villages to gulf countries as house-maids. Many of these women are abused and never seen again.

A court case was filed against these two people. Sanchamaya’s family was called and she was safely reunited with them. She expressed her thankfulness for the help she received. The police have confirmed that she was indeed in the process of being trafficked.

Sanchamaya was intercepted because of the support we receive from so many. We believe that human trafficking – what almost happened to Sanchamaya – is the greatest injustice in the world.

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Two Boys Rescued

No one is safe from human trafficking. Trafficking comes in various forms for various purposes, and targets males and females alike.




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Sold by Her Uncle

Sachi asked the owner of the hotel to let her go. But he refused. He told her that he bought her with money and now he owns her. He will not let her go until he recovers the amount he paid for her.




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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.