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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Empty Promises

Bhuvi was intercepted at the border. An investigation concluded the pimp had established a fake relationship with her, and proposed to marry her and give her a prosperous life in India.

During the interview, after she realized she was being sold, she revealed the pimp’s name and a suspected pimp...




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Paying it Forward

Our hearts swell with pride when we see our beneficiaries give back to their community. This is Achal*, she has spent some time at the Women's Safe Haven is now reintegrated back to the community. Today, she runs her own tailoring shop and is now teaching seven women in her shop.




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Sharmila's Own Shop

Sharmila was brought to the Women’s Safe Haven (WSH) 7 years ago. During her time of healing and rehabilitation, she learned the skill of tailoring.

Now, she has her own tailoring shop and is doing well sewing clothes and earning a sustainable living. She earns Rps 2,000 to 2,500 [US$16-20] per day and even...




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Anita's Tailoring Business

This is Anita's tailoring business. Anita and four other young women spent time at the Women’s Safe Haven and are now rehabilitated and reintegrated into the community. They have joined together to start this new small business. They also give tailoring training to other vocal village girls and are huge advocates of girls being independent and have the ability to earn an income. We are proud of Anita and her friends for the amazing work they are doing in their community.




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Kranti's Story

Kranti's case is critical and severe in nature. The 3 Angels Nepal legal team, including our lawyer, travelled 10 hours to file her case.




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Organ Trafficking

Panna (not her real name), 34, was trafficked for her kidney. She was being taken to another city to sell her kidney for around a thousand dollars.