In the Mount Everest region of Nepal, women and families have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tourism industry that powers the local economy has all but dried up, and with it the jobs that support thousands of Nepali families surrounding the mountain. This drastic industry shift has forced families to find a […]
Nepal’s brick industry employs an estimated 29,000 children working in hazardous conditions where dust and smoke permanently damage lungs and carrying excessive loads of bricks in searing heat damages their bodies for life. World Education Nepal’s Building Better Futures project educates brick workers, expands livelihood options, and provides access to financial services to break the cycle of exploitative labor.