Kusum, 13 years old. Kusum is 13 years old. She has been living in the transit home for the last 3 years. Before being identified by a NRF inspector, she worked for a month in a factory where she used to weave the carpet and take care of the babies of the other weavers. Her father sold her to a contractor for $14 who sent her to the factory. Kusum lost her mother and has two brothers and a sister, She has no contact with her family anymore.
Kusum is very good at school. She enjoys learning and studying. NRF would like to send her to LAB Secondary School so she can continue her education.
When she becomes older, she wants to be a teacher.
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.