Nihar's father died leaving behind 6 children and her mother. Her mother's combination of odd jobs never covered their food and rent. When a smooth-talking human trafficker came to their house, Nihar's mother took his money and sent her to work in the rock quarry.
In the rock quarry, cruel supervisors forced dozens of children and adults to crush and carry stones 14 plus hours a day. Nihar developed a rash from the rock dust that left her skin infected. One day she fell asleep on the job, and she was beaten mercilessly by a supervisor using his belt. Nihar became very ill from the combination of malnutrition and mental and physical abuse.
Nihar was rescued by one of our field teams, and she recuperated in a safe house where she received nourishing food and counseling. Today, she lives and goes to school at The Sylom Children's Home. She is slowly, but surely catching up to kids her age who are in the 2nd grade. She hopes to be reunited with her mother someday.
When you sponsor Nihar, you take care of her needs for food and education. You'll get updates from time to time about how you've made a difference and learn about the significant things happening in her life.
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*The name used is a pseudonym to protect this child’s identity.