In tenth grade, her parents fell into financial hardship. She was told, they could no longer support her. She had to leave the home and take care of herself. Each day was filled with fear, confusion and despair. ⠀
She met a lady that offered her something to eat. The lady took interest in her and helped her. They became friends. The lady offered her a solution to her problem. There was a doctor in India, looking for a wife. She agreed to marry the man in exchange for a better life.⠀
It was at the border crossing to India, that she was stopped by two young woman. They asked her questions; where was she going and who are you meeting? She didn’t know. Confused and scared, her dream turned into a nightmare. The lies were untangled. There was no dream marriage on the other side, instead she was being trafficked. The “friend” and the “doctor”, were prosecuted and are now in prison.⠀
Daily there are woman who are not held back by their tragic past. Against all odds, they have been elevated. Their dream of a better life has been restored. They earn an above average wage, have found their purpose as a defender of the vulnerable and partner with the police fighting against those that tried to destroy them. They save others, because they were saved. The work being done in Nepal is hard, but one girl at a time we will continue to work towards ending human trafficking.