Maiti Nepal is an organization started by Anuradha Koirala to raise awareness and stop trafficking of girls across the Nepalese border.

Sometime in 2010 the charity came to my attention as part of CNN Heroes (http://bit.ly/bywXcr), they were established in 1993. Demi Moore has also shed her support and has got involved (http://bit.ly/koSBMH).

Having been born and raised in India I admire women who break the social norms and tradition (India & Nepal have similar social structure) take action and make a difference!

This charity raises awareness by educating the families in areas which are prone to trafficking, rescue victims of trafficking, rehabilitates them and also keep a close watch on the borders by creating check points on border crossings.

This will be my second Marathon and I realise I'm late to start a fund raiser, but even a small amount goes far in countries like Nepal.

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