With your support of the project Rescue And Educate "Carpet Kids" In South Asia project, GoodWeave has worked for many years to rescue children from labor and exploitation to transition them to school. Eleven-year-old Maya, a beneficiary of GoodWeave programs, is one success story.
Growing up in Nepal, Maya watched as her two older brothers were sent to work as servants to repay their father’s gambling loan of $34. Maya dreaded she’d be next, and then she was.
Maya was taken to a Kathmandu carpet factory and forced to weave rugs to pay off her father’s latest loan. There she suffered silently through taunts and beatings, stomachaches and fevers. She accepted that she would grow up illiterate, just like her brothers.
Then, earlier this year, on February 28th, Maya was rescued by GoodWeave inspectors. Today, 11-year-old Maya is happy to have a safe home at the GoodWeave center and the opportunity to go to school. She is a disciplined and diligent student. Maya hasn’t decided what she wants to be yet, but that’s okay. Thanks to your committed support to Rescue And Educate "Carpet Kids" In South Asia project, she can now choose her own future.
PS. Just a reminder that on October 17th is GlobalGiving’s final Bonus Day of the 2012. GlobalGiving is offering a match on all donations given on that day. This is a fantastic opportunity to increase the impact of your support to help end child labor and transform the lives of the thousands of children trapped in carpet work.
Also, please help us spread the word about this opportunity to your family and friends through Facebook and email.
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GoodWeave Executive Director