Educating and enabling families to keep their young daughters at home, having the girls attend school, while affording the families' sustainable ways for the successful eradication of this practice.
In Nepal, there are approximately 40,000 girls being sold into bonded servitude. The families are so poor that they cannot feed their family without the $40-$50 they receive for their daughters. These girls, some as young as 7, are sold and shipped off to work in distant cities. The situation is tailor-made for abuse. NYOF educates the families, pays for all school costs; provides the family with an animal; and has a micro-lending program enabling the parents to end this practice.
NYOF will educate the families to the dangers of this practice; provide each family with an animal, which they can sell; send the girls to school, paying for all of their school supplies; and provide the families with an alternative source of income.
NYOF’s hope is to eradicate this inhumane practice throughout the world. Our program has been replicated by a larger NGO; they were able to save 800 girls in a year; goal is to continue this process.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
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