Every year 5,000 to 10,000 Nepali girls are trafficked to India, where they suffer unimaginable hardship and trauma. ABC Nepal works with police and rescue organisations to rehabilitate these girls and others who have suffered exploitation and domestic abuse. The ABC homes in Kathmandu and Biratnagar offer safe shelter and loving care to girls who have been rescued or are at risk of trafficking or domestic exploitation. They receive nutritious meals, clothing, education at a local school and healthcare, including counselling to help them deal with the trauma they have experienced. Where possible they are reunited with their families and communities, but if they are not accepted because of social stigma, they remain with ABC until old enough and confident to live independently. KINOE supports the educational and living costs of some of these girls and more recently we have also begun funding vocational training courses to enable vulnerable young women from the surrounding communities to acquire skills that will lead to employment and help them avoid further exploitation.
Vocational training – sewing