Desperate Girls

The Badi Girls

Between 7,000 and 12,000 young girls, aged 9-16, are trafficked each year from Nepal; mainly to India. According to Nepal Monitor/On line journal, 2007, there are more than 200,000 Nepali girls in Indian brothels.

The Dalits(untouchables) are the lowest level in Hindu society, and the Badi community, in Western Nepal, are the lowest of the low. As a displaced hungry people group the Badi community has made sexual subservience a way of life. Young girls from this group “serve” other groups. This has become a tradition and means of livelihood. Many girls, even when they are unwilling, are forced to serve as sex slaves. Family members knowingly sell their daughters to traffickers.

Though prostitution is illegal in Nepal, the industry reportedly has links with highly ranked officials and political leaders. Large groups of girls are taken across the border with many police and government officials being in collusion with traffickers and brothel owners.

Traffickers and related criminals are often protected by political parties, and if arrested, are freed using political power. As a result, there is an underlying distrust of police that has led people not to file cases against traffickers.

Domestic action involves activities of NGO’s and other volunteer groups. These groups are playing a major role to address girl-trafficking and sex slaves issues. Some NGO’s are playing a very important role to improve the situation. From creating social awareness to rescuing and rehabilitation, they are providing services (and relief) to those that need it the most – the likely victims as well as the rescued ones. The Lighthouse foundation is one of these.

*See Chandra Kala’s story on this blog site.

Thursday, 31 March 2016


Good morning from Nepal,

It seems like my body clock likes to be awake Aussie time, not so sure I like it Nepali time... 3.30am! Blahhh.

An update;

It has been steadily busy, getting half of our sponsorships updated so far. We were able to do a lot at school before the students started their final year exam preparations and then exams.

Wednesday we enjoyed our half way house girls visit to update their photos. We made sure plenty of the time was given to building relationships, laughing playing simple games. Loving on these special ladies is such a privilege.

The sounds of horns beeping, dogs barking, traffic in a chaotic fashion never ceases to amaze me. Beggars and the shear filth people live in daily breaks my heart.

It is such an honour to serve God and to be involved in giving women, children and people who are loved by Jesus just like you and me a second chance at life.

Thank you for all the prayers much love Glor xxx

We count each day a wonderful privilege here in this nation. The privileges our home land offers stand in stark contrast to many of the daily challenges the people in this nation deal with.
Fresh water, housing, commuting, quiet, order, work, the list goes on and yet all of those things pale into insignificance when lined up with what God is doing amongst the peoples of Nepal. Today we relished the privilege to spend time with a group of rescued women.
Rescued from unspeakable horrors imposed on them, freed to a new life, redeemed as they each met God and now living life large and in charge. Their smiles tell stories of miracles, healing and unconditional love. Such a privilege to be with them again. 

The team are well and each enjoying the roles assigned while here. We have been progressing the sponsorship updates and taking new photos that show off many new hair do's, growth and accomplishments. 

Mackay have a school group in western Nepal busily assisting there. They are a great group of young people who launched into their time here from the moment they touched down.

There have been many changes here. Not the least from the natural disasters but also changes in the ways programs are offered. A new regime of principals to ensure safety and protection for both the children and those visiting has been implemented. The inevitable teething time has called for patience as we negotiate the new approaches. These changes will result in continued positive experiences for all involved.

Grahame, Robyn and Agnes arrive soon from Myanmar to continue work at a new school venture in Hetauda. 
Hetauda is an important sub metropolitan area in the south and is in close proximity to the Chepang peoples. The new school venture, hostels, water purification plants etc are critical steps for this region and the people we connect with there.  

Until next time, thank you for your prayers, greetings from Nepal. 

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