Rescuing Young Girls from Bonded Labor in Nepal

by Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)
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Summary

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.
$3,000
total raised
12
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.NepalYouthFoundation.org
NYOF Web Page

Organization Information

Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)

Location: Sausalito, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.NepalYouthFoundation.org
Project Leader:
Olga Murray
President and Founder of NYOF
Sausalito, California United States

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