Suspected Trafficker Now in Police Custody

Sapna is 16 and is from a large family. Her family is poor. Both of her parents work hard as daily laborers. Due to their poor economic background, she had to quit her studies after the 10th grade and start working. She worked hard to help her family but due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the nationwide lockdown created extreme financial hardship for Sapna and her family.

She received a call from an unknown number. At first, she was reluctant to talk but after no time at all, they started a good conversation. He revealed himself as a man with dual citizenship and if she married him, she would lo longer struggle financially.

They made plans to go to India but didn’t inform her parents about their plan. As they were on their way to India, they were stopped at the border by our partners, 3 Angels Nepal. After being stopped at the border, they started to behave strangely, so were brought to the Help Desk. After listening to her story, the team explained to Sapna how traffickers tell false stories of a future free from poverty. They explained the possible consequences of leaving home with a person whom she just met on the phone. Her parents were contacted and she returned home.

The man was arrested and is currently under police custody pending further investigation.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP

We need to intercept these girls even before they cross the border. Your support of USD 100 will fund the interception of a girl. If you are a company or an organization, for USD 8,500 you could fund an entire monitoring station for a year.

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False Job Overseas

With the pretext of a better job opportunity in Israel, Yoona (name changed) was being lured by a pimp. She was asked to take out a loan of Rs. ten lakh (USD 8,500) from a local cooperative. However, there is no legal provision for foreign employment in Israel for Nepalese women.




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Lies, Tricks, and False Promises

Twelve Nepali girls were being trafficked to India with false promise of jobs. When all of these girls were intercepted and investigated about their travel plans, it was found that they were all tricked for fake job offers. They were falsely told that they would be performing dances in events and programs of rich people in India for which they would be receiving money.




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Timely Interception

Tanuja (name changed for protection and privacy), 19, lost her father when she was younger. Before her father died, he took a loan from the bank to build them a house. However, they were left with a huge financial burden after her father died, and without any other source of income. Things got worse when her uncle cheated them and transferred the ownership of the house under his name, and Tanuja and her mom where forced out of the house.




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Team Intercepts Three Females at Border

Recently, three female victims, Sakshi* (18), Maya* (21), and Bimala* (17), were intercepted by our team as they attempted to cross the border into India. These three women had been working as servers at a guesthouse in South Asia.




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Six Girls Intercepted, Trafficker Convicted

Six young girls, all appearing nervous and restless, were found in a cart about to cross the border. Seeing several red flags on their travel plans, they were taken aside for further inquiry.




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Pimped by Her Cousin

Maya (name changed for protection and privacy) is 23 and works in a hotel as a cleaner. Things were going well for her until a fateful encounter with her cousin.