A Kamlari for five years before NYF rescued her, Asmita now tills her own fields with her family by her side. “Before we had to go to work in other people’s houses,” she said. “Now we work our own land.”
Asmita passed the challenging School Leaving Certificate, which every Nepali 10th grader must take to graduate from high school, and enrolled, in a NYF-sponsored agricultural training program. For the past two years, she has mastered off-season farming and rotates crops. In the last 3 years, she has trained 40 former Kamlari in farming to ensure their independence. “A Kamlari depends on others. We need to learn independence.”
Asmita is also making plans to build a small house on her land and open a store in the nearby town. This girl is amazing!