Millions of people around the world are trapped in debt bondage. It's the most common form of modern-day slavery, as well as the least understood.
Janachetana Dalit Sangam (JDS) has worked with the landless, dalit and haruwa-charuwa communities for over a decade. Due to JDS’ work, thousands of individuals are now living in more secure conditions, and many have gained land ownerships. In 2015, JDS worked with six village development committees in Nepal’s Saptari District. They focused on activities such as organizing haruwa-charuwa community members into community groups, promoting economic empowerment, increasing access to school for children of haruwa-charuwa communities and facilitating the liberation of haruwa-charuwa families.