I am currently reading the book Little Princes by Conor Grennan. The book follows Conor's life altering decision to volunteer at an orphanage in civil war torn Nepal, where he discovers the shocking truth about the children's situation. They are not orphans at all! Child traffickers, praying on families in remote villages, promise to protect children from the civil war. For a large sum of money, the traffickers would transport the children to safety in Kathmandu, where they would then abandon them on the streets.
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Bhaktapur is a medieval Newar town, located in the Kathmandu valley approximately 20km east of Kathmandu. From time immemorial it lay on the ancient trade route between Tibet and India, making the town rich and prosperous. It is the third largest city in the Kathmandu valley and was the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom until the later half of the 15th century.