girls have been saved from trafficking through Maiti Nepal’s three prevention homes
transit homes are in operation, where rescued victims are temporarily housed by Maiti Nepal
women and girls rescued have gone on to complete degrees in fields such as Computer Science and Journalism
We work with a leading partner on the ground to prevent trafficking, rescue victims and rehabilitate survivors. One Family partners with Maiti Nepal, founded by recipient of the CNN Heroes Awards, Anuradha Koirala, to focus on a three-pronged approach for victims of trafficking.
Phulsani was born into extreme poverty in Nepal. She was only 15 years old when she was abducted and sold into sex work. Two men took advantage of her dire economic situation and misled her into believing they could offer her a job in the city. During the journey she was drugged, causing her to lose consciousness - Phulsani eventually awoke in her new home: a brothel in India. For two years, she was physically beaten; sexually abused; and forced to sleep with 8 - 15 men per day.
She was rescued by Maiti Nepal’s field operatives where she received physical, emotional and psychological support around the clock. They rehabilitated her; provided her with a new home and familial support; enrolled her in training courses to help her earn an independent income; and reunited her with her mother.
Phulsani wanted you to hear her story, to let the world know: she is not for sale.