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