With Bulgaria’s poor economy contributing as one of the main factors, victims of trafficking play a significant role in this country. This produces a huge source of traffickers. Many of the trafficked girls are trying to escape the poverty in Bulgaria, which often means accepting deceitful work opportunities from strangers and agencies. It is also known that even friends and family members play a part in this role also by selling their children or other family members. The younger the child, the more money a trafficker receives.
A contributing factor of Human Trafficking in Bulgaria is the direct transportation link from Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Europe as well as the Middle East and Asia. Since the fall of communism, many girls from orphanages and villages across Bulgaria have proven to be the most vulnerable and at risk of trafficking because of the lack of education and their desire for quick earnings.