Human traffickers scout areas where poverty is at its worst, tricking helpless parents into believing that their daughters can find well-paid work in cities to support themselves and the family. The girls are then taken to the cities and forced to work as prostitutes. Orphaned and vulnerable girls are forced into 16-hour work days making carpets or fire crackers, at roadside eateries, or as domestic helps. They suffer the long hours of work and also its many health hazards. Instead of the promised good life, at the tender age of 12 or 13, girls are brutally forced to sell their bodies or slog for 16 hours a day. By age 18, most have lost invaluable opportunities in life and accept their plight, continuing to live in their circumstances.
Currently 40 girls rescued from commercial sex work and temple prostitution live in five Restoration Homes at the John foundation. Through this 11 month program in the Restoration Homes, these women and girls receive medical care, mental health care and counselling, education through the employable skills training program, and love from an organization that works to build them up and give them hope and a future.