Nepalese children as young as 6 enslaved as domestic workers
Viti was six years old when she was first sold to her employer by her parents. Her parents are poor farmers in the village who live their lives at the mercy of their landlords. When Viti's parents crop failed miserably the year before, the employer proposed that he would buy Viti' for $35 dollars. Viti, in return, had to work for her employer for a year. When that annual term ended, Viti's parents sold her to her employer again. Viti is now 10 years old and continues to work for her employer. This is her forth year that her parents sold her to the employer. Viti's duty is to take care of her employer's baby. Whenever she fails to stop the baby from crying, the employer beats her up. Sometimes, the employer comes into her room at night to sexually abuse her.
Surprised? This is a story of thousands of Nepalese girls who are sold into indentured slavery for $30 or $40 a year
In Nepal, children are sold to indentured servitude by their parents for 30 dollars. In return, the children have to work as a domestic servant for a year or so. This is a sad, but common tradition in Nepal among the poor village people. However, a San Francisco based oganization is fighting against child trafficking in Nepal handed by such atrocious custom. They in fact successfully eradicated such practice in one district, and they now look forward to doing so in four other districts as well. For further reading, visit human rights examiner.