Meet Chuna: Empowering Women in Rural Nepal
Gender Studies • 3m 10s
Chuna Devi - a mother of three in Nepal - once said that "being born as a girl is worthless." But at the age of 47, she found self-worth and changed her life by finally learning to read at a READ Center, starting a women's study group, and investing in her family's education. Today, her goal is to empower other illiterate women in Nepal, and convince them that it's never to late to learn
Director: Ben Henretig
2013 | 3 min | Nepal
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