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Stop Girl Trafficking in Nepal



Every year in Nepal thousands of girls, some as young as 9, are trafficked into exploitation and sexual abuse, their lives destroyed. We can prevent - and prevention is key - this modern slavery by educating girls. We go to the villages, find the girls most at risk, and give them all they need to stay in school - and safe. Education gives them confidence, value to their families and a future. The cost of this switch from dread to hope: $100 a year. That's how we Stop Girl Trafficking. Will you?

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Human trafficking is a crisis in Nepal. Every year, up to 20,000 young girls from the poorest parts of the country are sold or lured by traffickers with promises of marriage or good jobs. Casualties of poverty, illiteracy and a caste system that does not value girls, they are forced into Indian brothels or domestic servitude. In either case, they are slaves. Many are HIV positive within two years, and dead before they reach twenty.

How will this project solve this problem?

The way we combat this modern-day slavery is revolutionary and effective. We go into the villages where girls are at risk, and put those girls into school. For a small investment - $100 pays for everything: school fees, books, uniform, tutoring, mentoring - we can keep a girl safe and in school for an entire year. Educating those girls in danger of being trafficked and talking to the community about the risks, spreads awareness through the whole village. And traffickers stop going there.

Potential Long Term Impact

We started with 54 at-risk girls 15 years ago. This year we have 10,000 girls in 400 schools across Nepal, and we haven't lost one girl to trafficking. Where we once had to persuade each family, whole villages are now asking to be included. And with each year a girl stays in school, she learns more and gains confidence. The graduates are becoming community leaders and speaking out. They will marry later and educate their own daughters - breaking a vicious cycle.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $10,465
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $4,535
Total Funding Goal: $15,000


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Project Leader

Sarah Bakker

San Francisco, CA United States

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