The Learning Tea brightens the future for poor or orphaned girls in India

Christian Science Monito/by By Stell Simonton

Along the rough steep road up the Himalayas to this city known for its tea, a young woman walks bent double under a load. She’s carrying rocks in a basket on her back, with a strap over her forehead.

Women will pound the rocks to break them up and make concrete.

In West Bengal, India, girls who are orphaned or whose parents are poor can look ahead to this kind of hard labor. If they are lucky, they might get field work picking tea on one of the many tea plantations for about $2 a day…..[Read

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