The majority of people in our community in Kathmandu are poor and uneducated. Alcoholism & domestic violence are rampant, and child-marriage is the norm. Women raise children & cook, and men do odd jobs. By the age of 7 most girls are sent out to the main road to pick through garbage or to beg money for their family. All of this keeps the cycle of discrimination and poverty going, and it puts young women at risk for accidents, arrest, harassment & sexual abuse.