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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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.