Noki's family were seasonal harvesters, and they travelled Southern India helping farmers harvest crops of rice, tamarind, sugarcane and cotton. During a drought when farmers produced no crops, Noki's migrant family entered a rock quarry to survive. They sold themselves into slavery in exchange for food to survive. Surviving the quarry became just as difficult as surviving outside the quarry. The food they received in the quarry was almost less than before they entered the quarry.
Eventually, Noki was forcibly separated from her parents. She began working with other children her own age breaking stones and loading trucks for 12 to 14 hours a day. Two years of this backbreaking work continued until Noki and the other children were rescued in the Spring of 2020. Our team searched has searched high and low for his parents, but that have not yet been located.
Today, Noki lives and studies at The Sylom Children's Home. She is 10 years old. She attends classes in the 4th grade. She loves to read and study Hindi. Someday, she hopes to become a teacher.
When you sponsor Noki, 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.
When you do what you can For One, you help end child slavery for good.
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*The name used is a pseudonym to protect this child’s identity.