Reintegration with Family

There can be many obstacles to the successful return of a young woman to her family. Some of the girls are not able to reconnect with their former homes. Here are a couple recent success stories.

Nayantara (pictured above, right, with her sister and brother) came to the safe house through Tiny Hands Nepal, an organization that intercepts girls being trafficked across the border into India. When they contacted her family, no one was willing to come and bring her back home. She stayed nearly two and a half years at Safe, completing the advanced beauty parlor course, as well as some college courses. During that time, she was able to experience what it means to be part of a family. Over time, she was able to re-establish contact with her mother and father, who have been very supportive through her eye surgeries. She returns home to a family who is now able to express their love for their daughter, rather than seeing her as a burden.

Tiny Hands Nepal also rescued Aruna around the same time. She had married a man who subsequently attempted to sell her in India. Because of the shame associated with a "failed marriage," her family would not initially accept her back. Her grandmother's dying wish is to see Rekha once more. Having a marketable skill and being able to help with family expenses goes a long way toward families welcoming back their daughters - once that door is opened, the heart work can begin in rebuilding the family foundation.

Pramiti's father recently had eye surgery, and her aging mother could not take proper care of him. She has returned home, thanking Safe for supporting and caring for her.