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  • 11 Oct, 2018 5:00am
  • 2:18
Sponsoring a child isn’t just life changing for the child, their family and the community – it can be transformative for the sponsor too. Libby McCarthy first became interested in Myanmar when she was a high school student at Wellington Girls High.
  • 5 Oct, 2018 5:00am
  • 2:26
When 15 year old Khin met a woman in the local market who offered her a job singing karaoke in a restaurant, Khin was over the moon. It was a chance to make good money – 100 dollars a month.
  • 3 Oct, 2018 5:00am
  • 4:03
Latika's life, working as a prostitute in Kolkata, is already grim. She lives in a room she rents from a brothel owner and when we visit her in her home, I’m shocked at the size of it. It’s a tiny space, and all of Latika’s worldly possessions are stacked neatly beneath the bed for herself and her 14 year old daughter, Riya.
  • 2 Oct, 2018 5:00am
  • 2:53
A shy 19 year old, who looks much younger, Prabha was married off at 16. Under Indian law, the minimum age for marriage is 18 years for girls and 21 for boys but in the country, out in the less developed communities, they still do things the old way.
  • 30 Sep, 2018 5:00am
  • 4:06
When Sania was 12 years old, her friend Munni came to her and told her she was in trouble. Two years older than Sania, Munni’s parents had arranged for her to be married off to a boy in another state.
  • 28 Sep, 2018 7:00am
  • 4:26
When Sanjay Sahani received an offer for his oldest daughter to be married to a young man from another village, it seemed like the gods were smiling on him - it would be one less mouth for him to feed. With a sick wife, five children and a meagre income, sending Minu off to live with another family would make a huge difference to the family’s life.