Man Bahadur Chhetri

Man Bahadur Chhetri

Coordinator for Empowering Freed Kamlaris (EFK) program

Man Bahadur Chhetri joined as the Manager of NYF’s acclaimed Indentured Daughters program in 2003 and was a frontline leader in the rescue of more than 12,700 Nepali girls from indentured servitude, a practice known as Kamlari. Man is now leading the entire EFK program, an undertaking committed to building a brighter future for these former child slaves. His efficient community-organizing skills and passionate advocacy for girls’ rights make Man unusually effective in the field. Before joining NYF, Man successfully challenged the Deuki system of child temple prostitutes.