Instead of going to school, Anita spent her days cleaning, washing and cooking, employed by a man who sexually abused her. Anita revealed her story to one of our social workers who visited the house, was reunited with her family and is now safe.
Laxmi got married at the age of 14. Shortly afterwards she fell pregnant and had a daughter. Tragically her daughter died from severe malnutrition at 2 and a half. She now has a new baby boy and thanks to a local health worker Laxmi and her son are getting the medical care they need, as well as advice on childhood nutrition and health, so that this child has a better change of survival.
Sita's father was an addict and unable to cope, her mother moved in with Sita's grandmother. With help from our counsellors, the father stopped taking drugs and the family were reunited. Sita now lives in a secure and happy family environment.
Raju has been working since he was 7, leaving little or no time for school. With support and financial assistance, he was able to prioritise his education and is now studying for his school leaving certificate. He aims to go to university.
16 year old Ram was left homeless and unemployed when the restaurant he worked and lived in closed. A colleague let him stay with him for a few days but was unable to support him financially. Our project has supported Tam to find part-time employment so that he can continue to live with his colleague and he has been motivated to continue his studies in higher secondary education.
What We Do
Kidasha works to reduce the causes and impact of entrenched poverty and social exclusion, stopping exploitation and violence against children in Nepal.