These are the faces of three Nepali women. Even though they work incredibly hard every day in impoverished conditions serving their families and their communities, they often live in fear.
The UN estimates that between 12,000 and 15,000 girls and women from Nepal are trafficked every year. That number grew after the April 2015 earthquakes, when traffickers took advantage of the chaos and vulnerability of homeless girls and women.
BUT NEPAL IS CHANGING FOR THE BETTER AND YOU CAN HELP!
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At the root of sex trafficking are two main factors: financial need and the lack of assigning value to girls, both of which are addressed in ENLACE’s strategy for ministry in Nepal.
ENLACE helps local churches to establish and strengthen social infrastructure that leads to compassionate and just relationships within a community. ENLACE’s programs address economic issues and also empower women leaders to reach out and make life-changing connections with their neighbors.
Local ENLACE staff are all well-prepared leaders and one, Tina Pun Magar, the Church and Community Program Coordinator, is especially aware and trained in women’s support. She has a BA and Masters’ Degree in Theology and grew up helping her mother run one of the first foster homes in India for trafficked girls and women.
We're all excited about the amazing potential of impacting one of the poorest countries on earth, especially the lives of its girls and women!
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