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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STOP the Traffick 2018 - Thank you!

Thank you so much for your support of our 3rd Annual STOP the Traffick 5k. Together, you raised US$48,700 [AU$66,800] to stop Nepali women and girls from becoming victims of trafficking. Each year is bigger and better and this year was certainly a testament to amazing leaders across the globe who stood up and said 'I'm against trafficking, who's with me?'




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Thank you again Midnight Charity Runners

Thank-you Greg Schultheis, so many volunteers, corporate sponsors and runners. In total, an amazing RMB225,000 / US$32,500 was received through generous support being made to the Shenzhen Charity Federation Captivating Fund and also directly to Captivating International in Hong Kong.




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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.




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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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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...