Rescue & Rehabilitation


Once girls and women are rescued from the brothels, they return to Maiti Nepal, where they receive shelter, food, legal aid, medical attention and psychological counselling.  Often stigmatised in their own communities, many girls choose to remain at Maiti Nepal rather than seek repatriation.

They are provided with formal and non formal education and vocational training in diverse areas such as baking, handicraft, flora culture, hairdressing, food service, carpentry and mechanics.  Ultimately, if able, they are encouraged to set up their own enterprises, which encourages financial independence and improves self esteem.

Maiti Nepal operates a guest house run by survivors and a workshop which specializes in cotton, felt, silver and bead products.