Millions of young Indian women make up a vast labor force of domestic workers that is largely unrecognized by their government. At a very young age, they leave – or are taken – from poor communities for work, only to receive less than the minimum wage. “It’s one of the biggest incomes for most people.” says Sister Jeanne Devos, a Belgian nun and founder of the National Domestic Workers Movement. “[They] go to the villages, get them poor children, sell them back in the city.” More
She is a Loreto Sister who has transformed the lives of thousands of Kolkata children at a middle-class parochial school where the students have become advocates for social change.
The work of Mother Teresa’s worldwide missionary order continues, and so does the work of another missionary nun in Calcutta, who ministers to the poor in a different way.