Bina* is 19 years old and lives with her family in a rural village in the Nuwakot district of Nepal. When she was 17, her father passed away putting the responsibility of sustaining the household on her. Forced to drop out of school, she began working as a farm labourer in the fields nearby.
Soon after her father passed, her brother was diagnosed with a stomach tumour. Bina had to work even longer hours to make the money to cover his medical treatment costs.
In 2019, during a door-to-door campaign, CLAMP staff and a Youth Change Agent (YCA) encouraged Bina to resume her education as she was identified to be in high risk of modern day slavery and human trafficking. Bina was apprehensive about starting schooling again as it had been a few years since she had dropped out however she expressed her interest in livelihood training, as she thought this could help build her skills to become financially independent.
After discussions with the ward office and CLAMP staff, and consultation with Bina and her family, Bina was offered a place in goat rearing training as part of the livelihood skills development programme under the CLAMP project.
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