Traffickers Prey on the Vulnerable

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

Sagari is from a poor family in a remote region of Nepal. Her husband was unable to find any long term work. She wanted a better future for her and her husband and was willing to do anything in order to earn money.

One day a stranger approached her identifying him as an agent who helps find work for people. He told her that a particular country is giving free visas for Nepali workers who want to work there. He said that she didn’t have to pay because he gets a commission from his office.

That evening she told her husband about the encounter with the stranger. She started dreaming about earning money and talked about it all the time. Her husband was getting worried about her and tried to convince her not to go. After failing to help his wife understand the dangers of going to another country, he took Sagari to one of the Help Desks near where they lived. He knew that the people there would help him and his wife. The staff at the Captivating funded help desk had a long talk with her, and told her everything about human trafficking. It was explained to Sagari that because of her vulnerable situation, she was at high risk of trafficking. Sagari now understands the lies and deception used by traffickers who prey on women like her.

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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.




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1,273 women and girls are now safe

1,273 women and girls were intercepted

during the October to December quarter at Captivating funded monitoring stations in Nepal.

Incredibly, that's a girl EVERY TWO HOURS stopped because it was felt by trained staff that she was...


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She married a trafficker

Abhaya [name changed] is 17. She had to drop school after grade 8 because her family was too poor. Her father worked but spent all his wages on liquor, leaving nothing for the family. Abhaya used to work in a hotel with her mother. Abhaya’s father always made problems at home by shouting at her and beating her mother. So Abhaya left her home to start a new life.




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Sold for $47

Maju [name changed] gave birth to a little baby however this baby was not her husband’s and so she sold her newly born baby for just Rs.5,000 [US$47]. With this money, Maju left her village and moved to the city to find work. The baby was finally brought to the attention of local authorities and our Nepal partner who found out the baby had been sold multiple times. This precious little baby is now safe with a family who will love and protect the future of this child.