Sanah came from a poor family, and her parents arranged for her to be married at the age of 17 to a man they did not know. She tried her best to tolerate his violence and mental illness for two years. Her family was dishonored when she left that marriage, so she traveled to a different city to find a job – with an incomplete education and no marketable skills, the only job she could find was at a dance bar.
In the life that she was living, she was now among the lowest of the low in the caste culture of Nepal. Where women are valued less than men and shame follows every step taken in the red-light district, Sanah had nothing to live for. After she came to know about Restoring Hope Nepal, she took her first step to leave her past behind her.
Restoring Hope Nepal supports the safe house that transforms the lives of Sanah and other women like her, providing rehabilitative care, vocational training, and access to education for girls and women who have been rescued or are in danger of sex trafficking.
Tune in next Tuesday to read about what Sanah is doing now ...