Fighting for slave girls in Nepal

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Like many of you, I recently saw the episode of Oprah that featured boys who had been sold into slavery and felt so sad, wishing there was something I could do.

It is easy to forget that there are people out there in such poverty that they'd sell a child into slavery. Here's an article about slave girls in Nepal, who have also been sold by their families. The girls, who are officially indentured servants, number around 20,00 in western Nepal, are paid for by "landlords," who keep the girls for years.

Sometimes they are sold for about $60 a year.

Now there's a group working to free these girls, even though the indentured servant practice was recently outlawed. If, after reading the article and you're interested in learning of ways to help these girls, check out Friends of Needy Children, a group that works for the rights and welfare of the young children of Nepal.

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