Educating and enabling families to keep their young daughters at home, having the girls attend school, while affording the families' sustainable ways for the successful eradication of this practice.
In Nepal, approximately 40,000 girls are sold into bonded servitude. Families are so poor that they cannot get enough food without the $40-$50 they receive for their daughters. These girls, some as young as 7, are sold and shipped off to work in distant cities. The situation is tailor-made for abuse. NYOF educates the families; pays for all school costs; provides the family with an animal; and has a micro-lending program enabling the parents to end this practice.
NYOF will educate families about the dangers of this practice; provide each family with an animal, which they can sell; send the girls to school, paying for all of their school supplies; and provide the families with an alternative source of income.
NYOF’s hope is to eradicate this inhumane practice throughout the world. Our program has been replicated by a larger grantmaker; they were able to save 800 girls in a year. Our goal is to continue this process.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
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