Women’s Safe Haven
19,700 girls and women are trafficked out of Nepal and into a life of slavery in India each year**
4,837 girls and women are rescued from slavery by 3 Angels Nepal, or have the trafficking process intercepted, each year**
** yearly average, 3 Angels Nepal 2021
Refuge for Trafficked Women
Your gift will help our Field Partner, 3 Angels Nepal, build a new safe haven for trafficked women like Sarita. The Women’s Safe Haven will provide up to 40 women with medical care, counselling, legal support, vocational training, and a strong supportive community as they begin the process of recovering from extreme trauma.
“Sarita, you have
Sarita* had just given birth when she was sold by her husband. Her baby was taken from her and never seen again.
You can help build a safe haven—where trafficked women like Sarita can find freedom, restoration, education and empowerment.
Women’s Safe Haven
The new women’s safe haven will be low maintenance, sustainable, and built to withstand Nepal’s level 5 earthquake zone and extreme monsoon conditions. The building will include acute care rooms, private and group counselling rooms, vocational training facilities and extra security such as CCTV and 24/hr onsite security.
This new home will protect and boost the capacity of 3 Angels Nepal’s anti-trafficking work for the long term—ensuring that countless more women like Ashra* can find freedom, restoration, education and empowerment.
See the building come to life in the below 3D model:
Designed to withstand earthquakes and minimise ongoing running costs through passive solar heating and cooling—this will be no ordinary building. Highlights of the completed women’s safe haven include:
Contextual, Sustainable Solutions
One of the key sustainability features of the new women’s safe haven will be it’s passive solar design. Watch this video to see how the architectural design works to embrace the local climate—minimising ongoing running costs and maximising quality of life for residents.
Your support will help build a sustainable women’s safe haven in Pokhara, Nepal
Thank you for your generosity! You can fully fund the construction of the Women’s Safe Haven with a gift of $500,000 or part-fund* the build with an amount of your choice. All Australian donations over $5 are fully tax deductible—and 100% will go directly to the field.
Please note: For security purposes, there is a $125,000 credit card transaction limit. If you wish to give over this amount, please process your gift in multiple transactions of no more than $125,000 at a time. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Funding Policy: 100% of all gifts made here will be directed to Give Freedom International program. Give Freedom’s program focus is infrastructure and capacity-building work known as The Pokhara Project, in partnership with 3 Angels Nepal, which includes the construction of vulnerable children’s homes. Please note that a limited proportion of these funds may be directed to disaster relief and other emergency support for our Field Partner prior to the completion of their new facilities.
Untold Stories from Nepal
These courageous survivors share their personal experiences of being trafficked, rescued from slavery and finding freedom with our Field Partner, 3 Angels Nepal.
[Content trigger warnings: physical and sexual violence, suicide and loss of a child].
“My family feared for my future.”
Mira* was born into the Chepang Tribe, one of the most isolated and poorest communities in Nepal.
Her family battled poverty and malnutrition daily. Mostly, they avoided starvation by surviving on tree roots.
"Sarita, you have been SOLD."
Sarita* stared at the man from her village. His words bounced away from her—she couldn’t understand them. Her body ached all over; her mind ached. She wanted to sleep. She wanted to go home. She wanted to hold her baby boy.
“I am excited to run this shop—and to teach others.”
Geeta* hums softly while she sews.
With every stitch, the young Nepali woman is reminded of how significantly her life has changed in just a few years—since she was rescued from trafficking along the India-Nepal border.
“I hated my parents for leaving me, for not loving me. I felt so sad.”
At just five years old, Monorohi* was abandoned by her parents on the streets of Pokhara.
Left to fend for herself, find shelter and food, she was scared and hungry.
“There was no-one to look after us.”
Shalva’s parents did everything they could to give him a carefree childhood and an education.
His father worked tirelessly as a labourer on building sites, saving every…
“I had to do everything I was told, I lived in constant fear.”
At the tender age of 13 Neha was sold into a sham marriage and forced to work on building sites where she was abused by her co-workers.
She still remembers the day her…
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Sarita’s story true?
When will construction of the new women’s safe haven start?
Why is a new women’s safe haven needed?
The new women’s safe haven will be purpose-built, low maintenance, sustainable and will withstand Nepal’s level 5 earthquake zone and extreme monsoon conditions. These new facilities will secure the rescue and rehabilitation work of 3 Angels Nepal for the long term.
The women’s safe haven is also one part of The Pokhara Project—designed to provide sustainable facilities for all of 3 Angel’s Nepal’s programs. Centralising these facilities will not only enable our Field Partner to efficiently manage their day-to-day operations, but it will also provide a more safe and secure environment for all of the women and at-risk children that participate in the full breadth of 3 Angels Nepal’s programs.