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Sold (BECHIYEKI) - An Anti-Trafficking Campaign

The book SOLD was written by American journalist and author Patricia McCormick. Based on her extensive research on human trafficking in Nepal and India, she told the sadly typical story of a young Nepali village girl being tricked into leaving her home and being trafficked to a brothel in India. In this story, Laxmi's terrible experience has a positive ending. But that is not the case for many of the more than 15,000 Nepali girls who meet a similar fate every year.

SOLD and BECHIYEKI- A Book can save a girl's life. Many books can save many girls' lives.

The Didi Project felt so strongly about the potential of this bestselling book to educate people in Nepal that we sponsored the translation of SOLD into Nepali. We used this version of the book, titled BECHIYEKI, to support outreach and educational programs throughout Nepal, including a serialized radio broadcast. We have worked with several partner organizations who used the book as part of their outreach programs throughout Nepal's 75 districts, and we have provided intensive curriculum and training to community groups across Nepal to go along with copies of the book.

Trailer of SOLD - Movie


The book SOLD has now been made into a feature-length film and is being distributed across the United States. It was recently dubbed into Nepali and is being shown on national TV and in hundreds of Nepali schools by the Didi Project’s partner, Human Rights Film Focus Nepal. Following the screening of the film discussion groups and workshops are held, using the Nepali translation of the book, Bechiyeki. We have already provided Human Rights Film Focus Nepal with the last of our originally printed books and now want to help distribute copies of both BECHIYEKI and the English language version of SOLD to another 350 schools.

Our goal is to provide the funds necessary to print a second printing of BECHIYEKI. We can have the book printed in Nepal for the price of 20 books for $25. We feel that BECHIYEKI is an important tool to help many young girls, their families, and their communities realize that staying at home and in school is better than facing the dangers of sex trafficking.


PLEASE HELP US PRINT MORE BOOKS TO KEEP MORE GIRLS SAFE AND IN SCHOOL.

The Didi Project felt so strongly about the potential of this bestselling book to educate people in Nepal that we sponsored the translation of SOLD into Nepali. We have used this version of the book, titled BECHIYEKI, to support outreach and educational programs throughout Nepal, including a serialized radio broadcast. We are working with several partner organizations who use the book as part of their outreach programs throughout Nepal's 75 districts, and we have provided intensive curriculum and training to community groups to support the message of Bechiyeki.

At one of the schools where the movie SOLD, dubbed in Nepali, was recently shown, a follow-up discussion took place. Here is an interview of a teenage girl by the young woman we are sponsoring in Nepal. Both girls might have been potential victims of trafficking if they had stayed in their home villages.