Her name is Karishma Thapa. Her family came to Northern India from Nepal shortly before she was born, hoping to find work, but found very little. Her father moved away from the family to do construction and send money home when possible, but very few dollars ever arrived. Her mother worked odd jobs cleaning motel rooms in villages in and around Dharamsala, India.
In 1999 Tom Nazario found Karishma, her mother and four siblings living in a hole on the side of the road in the foothills of the Himalayas. Read more »