Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
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In search of adventure, 29-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children's Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal.
Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure whether he had the proper skill, or enough passion, to get involved in a developing country in the middle of a civil war. But he was soon overcome by the herd of rambunctious, resilient children who would challenge and reward him in a way that he had never imagined. When Conor learned the
unthinkable truth about their situation, he was stunned: The children
were not orphans at all. Child traffickers were promising families in
remote villages to protect their children from the civil war - - for a
huge fee - - by taking them to safety. They would then abandon the
children far from home, in the chaos of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.
pub date: 2011-01-25 | Hardcover | 9780061930058