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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Preying on Girls through Social Media

Kalindi (name changed for privacy and protection) thought she has found the love of her life online, only to find herself weeping with regret in the end.




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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.