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Help Release Bonded Girls from Nepal!


This project rescues young Nepali girls from bonded servitude and provides them with six years of education, which will enable them to graduate from high school.

Nepali girls, some as young as six, are being sold by their families into bonded servitude. The families don't want to sell their daughters, but they can't afford to live without the $50 they receive for their daughters' labor. NYOF rescues these girls, gives each of their families a piglet or goat to replace the money from selling their daughter, and sponsors the girls' education for six years. This includes all school supplies, uniforms, books, and a kerosene lamp to study at night.


NYOF will rescue Nepali girls from being sold bonded servitude, and provide them with a complete education through their high school graduation. Many of these girls are the first females in their families to be educated.


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Comment by Iron Helix on April 8, 2010 at 2:58am
Is it wrong that when I read the headline, I thought it was an offer for free bonded girls from Nepal?
Comment by Joshua Z on April 8, 2010 at 3:44am
Not anymore ;)
Comment by Michele Baron on April 8, 2010 at 7:26am
I helped with a project similar to this in Chiang Mai, Thailand (and in Bangkok)--teaching micro-business skills, arts, singing... It is often the case in Thailand, as well--families do not want to sell children; some are told they are paying a fee for schooling and their daughters will work and study...and so the families don't ever "sell" the children at all. Now, more often, education, communication, internet/cel phones are diminishing the desperate isolation of these at risk families, which is some help. But the problem continues--with abduction if not money being exchanged... It is a terrible plight for the children, and the parents
Another thing that might assist is global extradition for child predators, should they be caught and prosecuted...
oh--and world peace. Really. Thank you for your post
Comment by Josh Judkins on April 11, 2010 at 12:24am
This is an incredible venture, Joshua - thanks for sharing it! Don't forget to log it as your ACT 6 evidence just above the Power Vote section. =)
Comment by Joshua Z on April 11, 2010 at 9:51pm
Thank you, Josh! Although I have personally donated to only one project so far, "Save a Mom's Life in the Congo" http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/oprah/ , this one strikes a particular chord with me... while we can't solve problems with money, we can certainly add momentum with it! $19 will free one young lady -- and this action indirectly impacts the well-being of Humanity at large.

Next payday I'll be adding to this venture as well...

Oh, yes I added it to the log. Thanks again!


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