Every year, as many as 20,000 girls from the poorest parts of rural Nepal are trafficked: coerced or tricked with false promises, then sold into brothels, indentured servitude, or forced into child marriage. The way we combat this modern-day slavery is surprisingly effective: we prevent it.
Blog: The power of ten
In Nepal passing grade 10 is so significant, it is often referred to as the ‘iron gate’—if you don’t get through, it will shut in your face and you will be locked out from further education, opportunity, and any kind of future.
Being part of SGT affords an extra layer of protection to girls like Sita. They have field staff, teachers, and a network of SGT sisters who keep an eye over her.
A huge thanks to all the schools that held fundraisers on our behalf to help Nepal!
AHF Family: Sam Mehta
Suresh (Sam) Mehta is a retired corporate executive with a life-long passion for photography, the outdoors and adventure travel. He has traveled extensively in the Himalayas and recently spent three years there taking pictures and gathering stories for his excellent Himalayas: People and Places.