Saved Just In Time

Despite her refusal, twelve-year-old Madhu [name changed], was forced to marry the 28-year-old man that her parents found for her to marry. The man was offering her parents good money in exchange for marrying their young daughter. For such a poor family like Madhu’s, this means that their daughter will have a good future with a man who can provide for her, while they also benefit from the additional money.

As soon as they moved in to their new house, Madhu’s husband told her that they will be leaving for India because of good work opportunities there. Again, despite Madhu’s refusal to go with her husband because of her distrust, she was forced to travel with him.

When they arrived at the border, they were joined by another man, way older than the husband. By then, Madhu was already malnourished and tired. She could barely walk and so her husband had to hold her up while they approached the Nepal-India border. This raised suspicion with the monitoring team, prompting them to pull the group aside to inquire about their travel plans. Madhu’s husband told the staff that she was his sister while the older man claimed to be her grandfather. The staff instantly saw that Madhu was very frightened. They took her aside and asked her to tell them the truth. She explained her story just before she fainted. The team quickly contacted the police, who immediately arrested both men.

Madhu was taken to the doctors and spent time in a transit home while she regained her strength. She is now safe at her aunt’s house and the team is monitoring her situation. The team also helped Madhu register a court case against her husband and his relative.

Our partners estimate that over 15,000 women and children are trafficked out of Nepal each year. The presence of our teams in communities and borders is critical in intercepting girls BEFORE this happens. Because of our amazing and dedicated supporters, our partners in Nepal were able to intercept over 6,000 last year and have already intercepted 1,910 so far this year. If you would like to support this life saving work, click here to give your gift.

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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.




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Locked in a Room

For six months, Sita endured various forms of abuse from the man she thought would bring her love.




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Trafficker on the Run

Eight traffickers have been arrested so far this year because of the efforts of our amazing partners Tiny Hands Nepal and 3 Angels Nepal. Each trafficker that is arrested, means more women and girls could be prevented from being trafficked. This is dangerous work but it is important in the fight against trafficking. Our partners have a close working relationship with local police and authorities to intercept and rescue girls from trafficking as well as track down and arrest traffickers, just like in Hira's case.




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False Promise of Employment

Two cousins, aged 20 and 23, were recruited by apartment neighbors for foreign work where they were told they would earn better income. These men were known for this type of activity - luring young women into false promises of employment.




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Massage Parlors: New Centers for Sex Trade

In India, massage parlors are becoming the center of attraction for working men. Trafficking happens in plain sight and is very deceptive to women and girls who fall prey to the lies used by brothel owners and traffickers. Many Nepali women and girls who are looking for work in India to support their families, are often deceived or seriously misled about the type of work they will be doing - their desperation for a source of income taken advantage by traffickers.




BLESSED PROJECT - STOPPING TRAFFICKING IN THE PHILIPPINES | EVENTS | HONOR 1000 - MICRO FINANCE PHILIPPINES | INTERCEPT A GIRL AT THE BORDER | MY BUSINESS - MY FREEDOM | NEPAL | PHILIPPINES | STOP CYBERSEX CRIME | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Thank you for being part of STOP TRAFFICKING 5K 2019

Our 4th annual STOP TRAFFICKING 5K might be over but the impact will be lasting. Thank you to all those from 11 countries who stood up and said 'no to trafficking'.  Because of you, the life saving work in Nepal and the Philippines will continue to impact lives. US$33,780 was raised with online and offline donations. Together, we are changing the world! Below is what has already happened so far this year in Nepal and the Philippines