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Nepal: Indentured Daughters

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Every January, 83-year-old Olga Murray of northern California goes to southwestern Nepal for the...

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Olga Murray, founder of Nepalese Youth Opportunities Foundation, shares some time with Urmila Chaudhary in Ghorahi, Nepal. Chaudhary, a kamlari for 12 years, became the District Chairperson of the Common Forum for Kamlari Freedom after being rescued by her brother. The group is dedicated to stopping the sale of young girls in the impoverished Tharu region of Nepal. Image by Carlos Avila Gonzalez. Nepal, 2009.

Olga Murray is fighting for the abolition of the kamlari, or the indentured servants in Nepal.

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