Girl trefficking awareness in Nepal

Human Trafficking Awareness (1 Week to 5 Months)

The Himalayan Foundation Nepal (HFN) has organized a human trafficking awareness program in Nepal, as a public awareness volunteer program designed to stop the trafficking of girls and women. Abduction and trafficking of women and children is a great problem in the Nepalese society that is plagued by illiteracy and poverty. Brothels and sex houses are huge promoters of trafficking. Traffickers are abducting children, handing them over for adoption and using them as child labour in various factories, sometimes even selling their organs. Every year between five to seven thousand Nepalese women are being sold in brothels as sex workers, and about two hundred thousand Nepalese women are operating sex businesses in various brothels of India. After opening employment in nearby Gulf countries, many Nepalese girls (as young as nine years old) began working in brothels. Traffickers are able to lure young Nepalese girls by false promises of good paying jobs. Due to open borders and weak laws, various incidents of human trafficking and abduction are increasing in Nepal day by day. Many districts are selling more and more women, including: Sindhupalchok, Makawanpur, Dhading, Kavre, Rasuwa, Dang, Kailali, Siraha, Saptari and Udayapur.

Traffickers are able to sell daughters of impoverished, illiterate families by marrying them, in the pretext of a good job, and then giving them to brothels of Delhi and Mumbai. Nepalese girls are compelled to follow their husbands after the marriage with hopes of pleasure and visiting cities. Traffickers are able to use these girls as sex slaves and sell them to brothel owners. Brothels force girls to satisfy 15 to 20 customers per day by having sex with them. If a girl refuses sex with any customer or the customer is not satisfied with her, she is tortured mentally and battered physically. If infected with HIV, the brothel will banish her and she will return to her native country to wait for customers in the red-light district. Society does not accept these young women, which only worsens their living conditions.

Our organization has been operating awareness and educative programs in the districts where girls are trafficked in large numbers. We are operating programs to rescue these girls and women. We have prepared a volunteering program to rescue and rehabilitate these girls and we request that you participate in our quest by donating and/or contributing your time by volunteering with the program.

Program Requirements

  • Be at least 16 years or older at the start of the program.
  • Have an open mind and flexible attitude towards working in new and different environments.
  • Be Prepared to do some manual work in their placement.

What do we provide?

Airport Pickup/ Transportation:

  • Volunteers are picked up from the Nepal International Airport in Kathmandu by an appropriate representative.
  • Volunteers who will already be in Kathmandu will be met by a staff member at a pre-arranged location.

Orientation Week in Kathmandu and Language:

All volunteers are provided with an orientation covering topics such as safety and security, transportation, Nepali language, Nepali local culture, as well as a two day guided city tour around Kathmandu Valley.


Accommodation will be provided while undertaking the program. Accommodation options include staying in our own orphanage home, with a host family, in a project hostel or a home base, which offers an authentic Nepali family environment. Volunteers are provided with their own room and bathroom which is usually shared with other volunteers, however a private room can be provided by prior arrangement. Staying with a host family will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to experience the Nepali lifestyle and live with a warm and welcoming family. You will also have the chance to learn how to cook traditional Nepali food! While volunteering, our staff will visit you every two weeks. During this visit, we will check on your progress and make sure you're satisfied and happy.


Volunteers are typically provided with two meals a day and a mid-day snack sourced from local ingredients. Meals served include rice, curry and vegetables (a traditional Nepali dish known as (Dhal-Bhat, Tarkali and Achar).

Project Location:

The project placements are located across Nepal and you will be placed according to your interests and chosen program. Locations include Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhora, Hetauda and Nawalparasi. Regardless of where you are placed, you will be staying in an orphanage, though on prior indication we can arrange a host family which will be within walking distance of your placement.


It is essential that volunteers are able to speak fluent English, Nepali or Hindi.

In-country support:

24 hour support is provided by our staff members. Once you arrive in the country you will be provided with the contact details of our local coordinator who you will be able to contact at anytime during your stay.

Pre-departure information:

After we receive a deposit, all participants are provided with a pre-departure information booklet by e-mail which will contain all the vital information about your program such as details of the country, project location, Visa requirements, Immunization requirements, details of accommodation, contact information and suggested packing list.

Program Fees Expenses:

HFN strives to keep costs low while providing you with a professional service to fully prepare you for volunteering in Nepal . Compare our prices and services to other organizations .
One week US$ 350
Two weeks US$ 425
Three weeks US$ 500
Four weeks (a month) US$ 575
For each additional month US$ 500

What you are paying for?

The program fee is used to provide a professional and welcoming volunteer program as well as providing some financial support for our orphanage and the HFN sponsorship program for underprivileged children in the community.

The following are included in the cost:

  • Pickup from the airport and transport to your placement.
  • Accommodation.
  • Food during placement with a host family / hostel - Nepali standard 2 to 3 meals a day.
  • Orientation.
  • Provisions for the children at our orphanage.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information.
  • 24 hrs Assistance and support from HFN Staff.
  • NGO government tax.
  • Free wireless internet at our office and Orphanage home in Kathmandu

What is not included?

The following costs are NOT included in the above fee and will need to be covered by the volunteer:
  • Airfare / travel to Nepal.
  • Visa and Visa extension fees. Tourist visa fees US$25: for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days US$100 for 90 days. Additional time - US $2 fee per extra day, maximum 150 day stay per year.
  • Airport taxes (arrival and departure tax).
  • Local transportation.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Any other donations.
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