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
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
May 18, 2016

Business cooperatives help former child slaves gain financial independence

Freed Kamlari display certificate of appreciation
Freed Kamlari display certificate of appreciation

Girls freed from the now abolished practice of child slavery known as Kamlari are leading the way to economic empowerment through cooperatives and business loans. NYF has encouraged their efforts through its Empowering Freed Kamlari Program, which operates 41 cooperatives in Western Nepal with 5,695 members.

The Nepal government recently recognized NYF and these young entrepreneurs on National Cooperative Day with a ceremony and a certificate of appreciation.

In 2000, NYF began a campaign to end the practice of Kamlari, a centuries-old system of indentured servitude embedded in the culture of rural Nepal. Our Indentured Daughters Program was twofold: to rescue the girls who had been sold into slavery and to abolish the practice going forward. More than 12,700 girls, some of whom had been enslaved since the age of six, were rescued and returned to their home communities. Our focus now is to help them to become healthy and independent young women.

Thank you for your continued support to help stimulate the cultural and economic development necessary to ensure that no girl will ever again become a victim of Kamlari.

Namaste!

NYF program manager Man Bahadur Chhetri
NYF program manager Man Bahadur Chhetri

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Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)

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

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