Susmita, 12 years old. Susmita is 12 years old. She has been living in the center for over 10 days. Previously, she worked two weeks in a factory in Kathmandu valley weaving carpets. She started at 6 in the morning and finished at 8pm. She had only one hour for lunch and to rest between 10 to 11 am. Her mother left her in the factory. She knew a carpet worker who told her to bring Susmita. If Susmita didn’t finish her work on time, she would be beaten. Susmita has not seen her mother since although she has talked to her on the phone. She is in class 1 now. She was a drop out child before.
When she becomes older, she wants to become a pilot and engineer.
The Nepal Good Weave Foundation work to get all children out of the carpet industry in Nepal. The Good Weave Foundation runs a rehabiltation centre for children they have rescued from the carpet factories. Most of the chilren are illiterate and GWF provide the children with education based on their abillities.