One of the first cases that ChoraChori-Nepal had to deal with was the situation of two sisters who had been rejected by their alcoholic father and step-mother. The girls had been staying in their shack (pictured) in Godawari before the step mother threw them out to fend for themselves. The girls resorted to sleeping rough and begging from neighbours. Shailaja intervened and managed to get the girls placed at a local Roman Catholic refuge run by the Sisters of Charity of St Anne. From here they have been able to rejoin school.
At a follow up visit earlier this month Abha and Shailaja found the girls to be very happy in their new situation, acting as “big sisters” to the other nine girls at the refuge. The sisters commented on how rather than going hungry every day the nuns have provided them with packed lunches to go to school and helped them with their homework. The girls have a secure future also because their care costs are covered entirely by our friends at On Devon-Taranaki Soroptimist Club in New Plymouth, New Zealand. So all in all a very positive outcome from what were grim circumstances for two vulnerable teenagers.