The 30-year-long Civil War that ended in 2009 has displaced and dispossessed hundreds of families. Though Sri Lanka has shown a robust economic recovery in last eight years, there is still a shortage of jobs and opportunities for the poor, especially poor Tamil women, many of whom still continue to live in uncertainty as their families have not been able to resettle after the civil war. Nagwani and Jermegini are two such victims of civil war. On the other side of the Indian subcontinent, in the Terai lowlands of Nepal that borders northwestern India, live hundreds of Bihari migrant families. Many of the men work in the Middle East, and the women stay behind to raise their children and take care of the house. Sangeeta is one such woman. What ties Nagwani, Jermegini and Sangeeta together is the Usha Silai School which gave all of them a new direction in life.
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