She is now safe and 3 traffickers are in custody

Kaplana and her husband were poor but they were happy. One day she met Rata who promised her a good job that would give her the opportunity to turn her life around. She didn’t tell her husband but left one morning to begin her journey to break their poverty. Her journey took her to the Nepal/India border where she was questioned about her travels by a Captivating funded 3 Angels Nepal monitoring station.

The staff noticed signs that she was in the process of being trafficked. She was carrying a medicine bag, beaten rice and thread. Traffickers use this to identify the victim when they arrive. During the interview, it was discovered that Kalpana was promised a good job in Kuwait and she would fly out of New Delhi instead of Kathmandu. Kaplana was asked to pay 80,000 Rupees and spent a few days in a hotel with two other women. Her husband was called and the dangers of human trafficking were explained to both of them. Kalpana and her husband then realized she was being trafficked.

Through the help provided by our partners, a court case was filed against three women. It was discovered that these three women have been involved in trafficking girls and women for several years. They are still in police custody for further investigation.

*all names have been changed for privacy and protection

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3 teenage girls are safe

3 teenage girls were orphaned since they were small and never had the opportunity to go to school. They were successful in securing some work in order to provide for themselves but were regularly abused by the company owner. The girls were offered a job in India that included lovely clothes, great working conditions and good income. It was an opportunity they couldn’t refuse.




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2 girls spared from the horror of circus life

Many children are tricked with lies about joining the circus. Most people would think the circus would be a fun place to live, but once in the circuses in India, children often live in squalor and are never allowed to leave the circus compound. They are routinely beaten in order to teach them the difficult and dangerous tricks, and sexual abuse is commonplace. In effect, these children are totally at the mercy of circus management who treat them as they please. This is how 2 girls were spared the horror of circus life. 




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Traffickers Prey on the Vulnerable

Because of the support of our amazing donors, Captivating supports 11 monitoring stations and help desks throughout Nepal. These are beacons in the community, providing help and support to local people just like Sagari and her husband.




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Convicting traffickers

You might be wondering why girls and their families don’t file cases with the police or speak out in their communities about cases of trafficking. Border monitoring analysis done by one of our program partners, Tiny Hands Nepal, helps us to understand why. The highest reason reported is because the trafficker is a member of...




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Routine bus check = interception and 2 suspected traffickers in court

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




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20 Nepali girls rescued from trafficking

During the October - December quarter, 49 girls were rescued through Captivating funded raids and rescue missions. This is the story of 20 young girls.