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Untold Stories from Nepal

Your support can change someone’s story

Nepali women, children and their families share about the horrors of trafficking and modern slavery—and how the kindness of people like you helped to change their stories, restoring their hope, freedom and future.

Content trigger warnings: physical and sexual violence, suicide, child loss

Untold Story: Saili

“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.

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Untold Story: Saili

Home is family. It’s a place where there is love.”

Sejun* was just three years old and living in a cold, Nepali prison.

His mother had been convicted of using and selling drugs. His father was nowhere to be found.  Life in prison was never what his mother wanted for her precious boy.

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Untold Story: Saili

“Their support helped me become who I am today.”

Yogesh is proud to be the Vulnerable Children’s Homes Program Manager with 3 Angels Nepal. 

Yet once upon a time, Yogesh himself was one of the vulnerable children who sought urgent refuge at the homes.

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Untold Stories: Dwani

“My life has changed … I am happy now.”

Ceta* sat alone and frightened on a cold floor.

The darkness was overwhelming. She couldn’t see her own hands, shaking from hunger and despair.

How long had she been here, in this darkness? One week? Maybe two?

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Untold Story: Sarita

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.

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Untold Story: Saili

“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.

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Untold Story: Sarita

“I saw my husband counting money … and I got scared

My name is Tarla* and I am from a remote part of Western Nepal. I am now with 3 Angels, where I am very happy, but I have a very sad story. I don’t like to share or tell many people, but I would like to tell you today.

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Untold Story: Jana

“This trafficker took advantage of us

Jana* was afraid of the man at the door. She shushed her younger brothers and listened as he talked to her mother. She desperately wished her older brother was there to tell this man to go, to protect the family. But he was far away, working in Saudi Arabia.

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Untold Stories: Dwani

I wanted to give up and take my life.”

Dwani* had no choice in her marriage. One day, a man visited her village to speak with her parents and her life was changed by a conversation in which she had no voice. “They made an arrangement I didn’t like—but that’s what we have to do, as daughters,” Dwani says.

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Untold Story: Saili

I was totally shattered.”

As a young girl from a low caste, living with a disability, Saili* was vulnerable—even at school, where she should have been safe. She was just 14 years old when she was raped by a staff member at school. She didn’t know where to turn. Her parents were powerless to protect her.

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Untold Story: Malari

“When my mother was gone, my father raped me

My name is Malari*. My story begins when I was just a young girl. I loved going to school and desperately wanted to continue. But for me to continue my education, my family needed money. We did not even have proper food at home.

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Untold Story: Malari

“My life has a new beginning

Ashra* was held captive in the brothel for a year before she fled. Seasonal festivities provided a perfect distraction for her escape. She found refuge, education, and support to rebuild her life at the 3 Angels women’s safe haven. 

READ MORE

Untold Story: Malari

“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.

READ MORE

Untold Story: Malari

Home is family. It’s a place where there is love.”

Sejun* was just three years old and living in a cold, Nepali prison.

His mother had been convicted of using and selling drugs. His father was nowhere to be found.  Life in prison was never what his mother wanted for her precious boy.

READ MORE

Untold Story: Malari

“Their support helped me become who I am today.”

Yogesh is proud to be the Vulnerable Children’s Homes Program Manager with 3 Angels Nepal. 

Yet once upon a time, Yogesh himself was one of the vulnerable children who sought urgent refuge at the homes.

READ MORE

Untold Stories: Dwani

“I am excited to run this shop—and to teach others.”

Ceta* sat alone and frightened on a cold floor.

The darkness was overwhelming. She couldn’t see her own hands, shaking from hunger and despair.

How long had she been here, in this darkness? One week? Maybe two?

READ MORE

Untold Story: Sarita

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.

READ MORE

Untold Story: Saili

“My life has changed … I am happy now.”

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.

READ MORE

 

Untold Story: Sarita

“I saw my husband counting money … and I got scared

My name is Tarla* and I am from a remote part of Western Nepal. I am now with 3 Angels, where I am very happy, but I have a very sad story. I don’t like to share or tell many people, but I would like to tell you today.

READ MORE

 

Untold Story: Jana

“This trafficker took advantage of us

Jana* was afraid of the man at the door. She shushed her younger brothers and listened as he talked to her mother. She desperately wished her older brother was there to tell this man to go, to protect the family. But he was far away, working in Saudi Arabia.

READ MORE

 

Untold Stories: Dwani

I wanted to give up and take my life.”

Dwani* had no choice in her marriage. One day, a man visited her village to speak with her parents and her life was changed by a conversation in which she had no voice. “They made an arrangement I didn’t like—but that’s what we have to do, as daughters,” Dwani says.

READ MORE

 

Untold Story: Saili

I was totally shattered.”

As a young girl from a low caste, living with a disability, Saili* was vulnerable—even at school, where she should have been safe. She was just 14 years old when she was raped by a staff member at school. She didn’t know where to turn. Her parents were powerless to protect her.

READ MORE

Untold Story: Malari

“When my mother was gone, my father raped me

My name is Malari*. My story begins when I was just a young girl. I loved going to school and desperately wanted to continue. But for me to continue my education, my family needed money. We did not even have proper food at home.

READ MORE

Untold Story: Malari

“My life has a new beginning

Ashra* was held captive in the brothel for a year before she fled. Seasonal festivities provided a perfect distraction for her escape. She found refuge, education, and support to rebuild her life at the 3 Angels women’s safe haven. 

READ MORE