Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom

by Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)
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Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Jan 28, 2019

Jyoti's New Beginning Thanks to You

Jyoti running her business
Jyoti running her business

Now 21, Jyoti started working as a Kamlari (indentured child servant) when she was only nine years old.

In her own words:

"I worked as a Kamlari for 3 years until I was rescued by NYF. After rescue I studied through grade 10 with support from NYF. After grade 10 I could not do further studies. I was not sure what I would do for a living. I then heard about the vocational training opportunities by NYF through their staff and attended one of the orientation sessions. During the orientation I, along with so many girls like myself, found out about different trades that we could learn and do business in. This gave me immense hope. I chose tea and snacks business training. After the one month training and practice I opened my own food stall. I received a food stall and supplies to set up the business.

The business is doing very well now. With the income I have also been able to pay some debt that we had taken for building our house. In the future I wish to expand the business and open a restaurant.

I am immensely thankful for this support which has given me so much hope for life."

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In addition to ongoing vocational training for 310 girls like Jyoti, this past quarter NYF continued to transition the management of our Empowering Freed Kamlari program to the Freed Kamlari leadership.

With long-term NYF support, the Freed Kamlari Development Forum has established 42 economic cooperatives and 13 savings groups to develop their communities, including providing loans for small businesses.

The co-operatives have grown to 11,777 members which includes Freed Kamlaris as well as their family members.

Your support not only empowers previously indentured child servants, it also helps stimulate the cultural and economic development necessary to ensure that no girl will ever again become a victim of Kamlari.

Dhanyabad!

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Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)

Location: San Francisco, California - USA
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Project Leader:
Julie Pofsky
Associate Director of Development
Sausalito, CA United States

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