An amazing transformation is happening in Nepal. Vulnerable girls rescued from the Kamlari system of child slavery are now free -- and they are becoming powerful young women who are leading the way to a better life.
In 2000, NYF launched a campaign to end the practice of Kamlari, a system of indentured servitude in which girls from poor families are sold into domestic slavery.
Since then we've rescued over 12,700 girls and returned them to their communities.
But they suffered traumatic loss during their childhood and were deprived of an education. They need support in order to make their place in the world.
Our Empowering Freed Kamlaris program helps former Kamlari girls become independent young women, and stimulates the cultural and economic development.
We will serve a total of 8,000 girls and young women in 2015-2016, with 18 full-time staff providing mentoring and training services and coordinating the delivery of specialized services in conjunction with other NYF programs.