The Cause

Sex Trafficking Must End

The Cause

Sex Trafficking Must End

Hope for the Badi People

Badi girls are being systemically trafficked and forced into prostitution because of the religious and cultural caste system in Nepal. We are hiking to raise money for these girls to have safety, essential care, and education that will equip them for a brighter future.
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The Sobering Reality

Being at the bottom of the Nepali caste system has made the Badi people particularly vulnerable to trafficking.

  • Up to 7 out of 10 of Badi girls are being trafficked and sold for as little as $90 USD. These children are being sold as young as 9 years old. The younger the girl, the higher the price.
  • These girls have been tortured, electrocuted, beaten, and raped as many as 40 times in one day. It’s unspeakable what happens to them.
  • There are an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 Nepali women/girls who are trafficked to Indian brothels each year.
  • The social structure in Nepal dictates that members of the higher castes cannot allow Badi people into their houses, accept water or food from them, use the same village pump, or even brush against them; although higher caste men are allowed to have sex with Badi prostitutes.

"South Asia's caste system is infamous. The ancient tradition that once rigidly defined people's occupations continues to shape their social status and sense of self-worth. But few living under its influence are as degraded as the Badis of southwestern Nepal. Sometimes called untouchables among the untouchables — Badi women have for decades been born into a life of prostitution.”

- Los Angeles Times

How You Can Help

Through our partnership with Venture, the funds raised through this hike will go to safe housing, food, education, and other essential needs for Badi girls who are vulnerable to trafficking. Here are some examples of how impactful your generosity can be.

$21

1 Week of Care

One week of safe housing, essential care, and education for one Badi girl.

$90

1 Month of Care

One month of safe housing, essential care, and education for one Badi girl.

$1080

1 Year of Care

One year of safe housing, essential care, and education for one Badi girl.

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South Asia's caste system is infamous. The ancient tradition that once rigidly defined people's occupations continues to shape their social status and sense of self-worth. But few living under its influence are as degraded as the Badis of southwestern Nepal. Sometimes called untouchables among the untouchables — Badi women have for decades been born into a life of prostitution.
Los Angeles Times
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South Asia's caste system is infamous. The ancient tradition that once rigidly defined people's occupations continues to shape their social status and sense of self-worth. But few living under its influence are as degraded as the Badis of southwestern Nepal. Sometimes called untouchables among the untouchables — Badi women have for decades been born into a life of prostitution.
Los Angeles Times

Hannah's Story of Hope

When Hannah Badi was vulnerable to being sold into trafficking, she was instead provided with food, safety, education, and hope for a a brighter future. To learn more of what children in Nepal are facing and how can help, watch her story of hope.

More Urgent Than Ever

The Covid-19 pandemic has given pimps the perfect opportunity to prey on children who are already highly vulnerable to trafficking. Hear from Venture's partners in Nepal about this unprecidented time.
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