At the age of nine, “Tika” lost her father in a tragic accident. With no other way to support their family, her mother sent Tika to work for a wealthy family as an indentured Kamlari servant.
For six years, instead of going to school, Tika worked in grueling labor - doing all of the family’s household chores, including raising their cattle.
At age 15, Tika was rescued by NYF, but had lost too many years of school to catch up with her peers. Instead, she joined an Industrial Tailoring class at one of NYF’s Vocational Training schools in Kathmandu.
This past summer, Tika completed her six-month training - and ever since, her life has truly transformed. Her hard-earned skills have helped her land a well-paying job and become an independent young woman. She earns $130/month - more than enough to support herself, and even send money back home to help her mother and younger sister.
Your generous support has helped so many former indentured servants like Tika receive the resources they need to lead bright and independent lives.
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