Her father took her to Nepal when she was four, left her with his sister and went back to India. Mina didn't know her mother and father. When she got older, she asked her aunt about her parents and she replied that she didn't know where her parents were. Her aunt had a big family and had financial problem, which caused her to drop out of school during her seventh grade. She was helping her aunt in the field and at home.
She was just 14 years old when her aunt persuaded her to marry with nearby village man and the man told her that he was going to send her to school. After marriage, her husband sent her to school and later he went abroad for work. Her laws used to tell unnecessary things about her. Her husband scolded her on the phone. Every family member hated her and did not give her enough food to eat and rather give lots of work. By this behavior, she left home and went to Syangja and began to work in a hotel. They didn't come to look for her to take back during that time. After 4 months her family came to the Syangja Police Office to give her divorce notice and she was happy to give divorce. And she was still working at the hotel, and she met the man and shared her story and he told her to come to Pokhara so he could help her to find a job. She came to Pokhara and asked what you want to do and she replied that she wanted to continue her education. He sent me to the Children Home and completed her grade 12. After that she joined our female trekking guide training to learn skills and earn for her livelihood. She feels now confident in herself. Now she is working as an assistant guide at 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking Company.
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