Like so many Nepalese children, Tika had been taken from his family by traffickers. For a high fee, they promised his parents that he would be well cared for and educated in an institution in the city. Instead, he was taken to an orphanage where he survived alone for two years; neglected, abused and exploited to elicit donations from tourists.
When Covid hit, strict lockdown measures meant Valerie could no longer go to work. A Community Volunteer discovered that Valerie had no money left for food or water, and alerted our team who co-ordinated emergency support for her family.
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