A Ray Of Hope For The Children Of Sex Workers

Urmi Basu, center in red dress, with some of the children who live at New Light, the shelter she established.

The New Light shelter in Kolkata offers a safe home. Founder Urmi Basu was inspired by a walk through the city’s red light district. This year, she was given India’s highest civilian honor for women.

(Image credit: Windsor Johnston/ NPR)

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