Nepal - Kathmandu - GWF rehabilitation centre for former child factory workers
Mirmala, 12 years old. Mirmala's fingers are now deformed because of working too long hours at the loom. Nirmala is 12 years old. She has been in the center for 19 days. She is enjoying living in the Home. She has no number to contact her parents. NRF are trying to identify them and contact them.
Nirmala worked 5 months in a factory. A neighbour took her to the factory one day without telling her parents and telling her she would be going to Kathmandu to earn money. Nirmala was earning NRs 1200 per month but she never got paid in 5 months. Her parents are very poor and live 250 km away from Kathmandu. She wants to stay in the center.
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.