KAMLAHARI, THE STOLEN CHILDHOOD OF NEPAL
Sold as modern-day slaves by their own families
In the Teraï region of Nepal, many young girls confront a harrowing destiny: they are sold off as modern-day slaves by their own families.
These girls, called "Kamlahari", are deprived of their childhood, kindred, and education and doomed by ancient traditions to be exploited as cheap labor in rich households.
Urmila Chaudari has made it her mission to raise awareness of this plight and give these girls, some as young as 5, access to school and security.