Sold by her friend

Arati* is 24 and because of poverty, she could not complete her schooling past 11th grade. Arati came from a broken family and from a young age had to support herself.

One particular day, Arati met an old friend. She explained to Arati that she works in Mumbai where she earns an attractive salary. Arati was easily persuaded to go along with her and was excited about the opportunity to earn money.

After reaching Mumbai, her friend took her to the female employer. Arati was left with 26 Nepalese and 18 Indian girls. She never saw her friend again. She was trapped and tells her story. “I had to serve as many as 26 men in one day. One day, I cried a lot and begged my employer to let me go. She told me that she bought me and will not let me go until she recovers her investment.” Arati received no payment for the service she rendered to men. When her health began to deteriorate, she received no treatment. Beaten, spat on, and tortured she would stay hungry for days. For seven months, she suffered and then she fell ill. It is impossible to get out of brothels unless someone is suffering from an incurable disease or is ill to death. Arati tells, “I was able to steal money from one of my clients and somehow managed to escape. I returned to Nepal where I filed a case against my friend who had taken me to Mumbai.”

Arati stayed in a rented room and began to search for work. A man offered her work in Dubai if she could provide Rs. 50,000 [US$400] so she began to work in a hotel as a sex worker in order to gather the money she needed.

When 3 Angels Nepal (3AN) staff found Arati, she told them her story and about her hope for a new life in Dubai. It was explained to her about the dangers of leaving Nepal to find work. With the help of 3AN, she is applying for a job as a cleaner in a local school. She is now confident about her future and is working to put the past behind her.

*name changed for protection

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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




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Determined to prove she is valuable

Harhsa is 17 years old and lives with her parents and siblings. She is the oldest of 6 sisters. Her father would beat her mother because she didn't give him sons. Finally, her mother had a baby boy and the beatings stopped but Harina was determined to prove to her father that girls are just as good as boys. She worked hard and had to stop school after grade 8. But still, it was not enough. 




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Interception at Nepal/India Border

2 girls were just intercepted at the Nepal/India border. Watch this video as Julie explains.




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Stopped BEFORE she left Nepal

Pallav struggled to provide for her children after her husband left until one day when a stranger approached her and offered her a good paying job in India. Desperate to help to children, she gladly accepted the job and began her journey across Nepal into India. The man followed in another bus behind, but Pallav was just happy to have this wonderful opportunity. At a routine bus check, staff from one of our Captivating Monitoring stations asked her where she was going. After Pallav explained her good fortune she was asked if she knew the man who offered her work. She admitted that she didn't know him.




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Intercepted just in time

"He grabbed my hand and would not let me go. He told me that I had to go with him to Mumbai. Frightened, I began to cry."




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Sold into sex slavery: The 'Angels' rescuing Nepalese women

When border guards stopped her escape to India, Maheshwori Nepali was furious. "I felt very angry that they were holding me up and asking me so many questions," she says. Born into one of Nepal's lowest castes — the Dalits — she was seeking the promise of a better life over the border.