Seven-year-olds and social justice

By July 18, 2014
Some men in India believe that if they have AIDS or venereal disease and have sex with a virgin they will be healed. They will pay up to $500 to have sex with a virgin girl as young as 7 years of age. (Image, caption courtesy VBB)

Some men in India believe that if they have AIDS or venereal disease and have sex with a virgin, they will be healed.
They will pay up to $500 to have sex with a virgin girl
as young as 7 years of age.
(Image, caption courtesy VBB)

Nepal (MNN) — Imagine all the 7-year-olds you know, both girls and boys. Now, picture them trapped in human trafficking, suffering in horrific, unmentionable ways. That’s reality for many children in Nepal.

Dyann Romeijn with Vision Beyond Borders says “most of the girls are 14, 15, 16 years old,” but their ministry partners have seen seven-year-olds trapped in Nepali brothels.

“They’re not even women; they’re young girls who’ve been tricked into this and really have no escape,” Romeijn notes.

VBB’s ministry partners opened a safe house six months ago for girls who wanted to escape the sex trade. With 25 young women sheltered inside its walls, the house is already filled to capacity. They have to turn girls away because there’s simply no room.

“There’s just this huge outpouring, and they’re seeing a huge number of girls wanting to come out,” says Romeijn.

“Praise God, we rescued another woman and are following up with three more…One is just 12 years old…We have discovered many places where this business is running currently. And they sell girls and children from one place to another…they are able to do this business in that way because many high government police, army officers, and ministers are their customers." –VBB Contact, Red-Light District (Photo, caption courtesy VBB)

“Praise God, we rescued another woman and are following up with three more…One is just 12 years old…We have discovered many places where this business is running currently. And they sell girls and children from one place to another…they are able to do this business in that way because many high government police, army officers, and ministers are their customers.” –VBB Contact, Red-Light District
(Photo, caption courtesy VBB)

Vision Beyond Borders wants to build another safe house to help more girls escape, learn a new trade, and hear about Jesus. But they need your help.

Building a second safe house in Nepal would cost $83,000 USD. Click here to help.

“That would pretty much cover everything; it would cover the building, the training materials that they need.”

Pray that more girls can escape. Pray for the protection of workers who are trying to help them. Take a look at more prayer needs here.

“This is a very lucrative business, and the people that are profiting from these girls do not want them given up; they don’t want them taken,” Romeijn explains.

“There’s a lot of money, a lot of power, a lot of corruption behind it. In a lot of instances, even the police are going in and taking taxes from these girls.”

Learn more about VBB’s work in the red-light districts of Nepal and India.

One Comment

  • sami says:

    Thank U,May God Mightily Bless U Ppl-I Always Share Things Like This On All My Social Media ,Specifically Asking Ppl 2 Donate 🙂

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