Visit Krishnanagar

Join Free for Life on a journey through a
village and discover what life is like in Nepal.

Explore what life is like in a Nepalese village.

What time is it?

What time is it?

Nepal is 10 hours and 45 minutes ahead of Eastern Time

Distance to Mt. Everest

Distance to Mt. Everest

255 Miles

Major Industries

Major Industries

Food Processing
Steel & Concrete Mills

Human Trafficking Factors

Cultural challenges girls face in a city like Krishnanagar, Nepal

Arranged Marriages

Arranged Marriages

Cultural pressure to marry young means that girls in Nepal and their families are susceptible to false marriage proposals – a common tactic of traffickers.

Education & Literacy

Education & Literacy

Nationally, Nepal’s literacy rates for women are below 50%. Early marriages often cut short a girl’s education.

Employment

Employment

Limited education means work and financial options are limited for most Nepalese girls.

Open Border

Open Border

Movement of Nepalese and Indian citizens in the Krishnanagar border area is largely unrestricted and unmonitored.

Poverty

Poverty

The crushing weight of poverty and all that comes with it – creates vulnerability to the various schemes employed by traffickers.

Cultural Attitudes

Cultural Attitudes

Long-held cultural attitudes towards women make them more subject to gender-based violence and second-class treatment.

Life in Nepal

Take a quick tour through the streets of a village in Nepal. See one of our Border Monitoring Stations in Krishnanagar.

How Free for Life is Responding

From border monitoring to scholarships, Free for Life and our local partners are providing comprehensive care for victims of Human Trafficking to help bring healing and restoration.
How We're Responding

Fighting Human Trafficking in Nepal

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