As someone who has supported NYF’s work with the formerly enslaved freed Kamlaris, you may be concerned about the devastating situation in Nepal where massive flooding and landslides have displaced thousands of families. The number of deaths and causalities are mounting, as rescue efforts continue.
Southwestern Nepal, the hardest hit region, is home to thousands of freed Kamlari women and girls. They've had the life-transforming opportunity -- with your support -- to build businesses, homes, and freedom. Now, they are at risk of losing everything.
At least 150 girls have lost their homes and 250 are badly affected. They were running thriving businesses (food carts, cafes, grocery shops, seamstress, goat and pig farming) with training from NYF. With their communities devastated and their businesses wiped out, their futures look bleak without our help.
Despite severe disruptions to the local electricity, transportation, and communication systems, the NYF team in Nepal is assessing the extent of damage and planning our response. As we learn more, we will share updates via our website and on Facebook and Twitter.
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