If you can provide a girl in a developing country with just a few years of education, you can break the cycle of poverty in a way that reverberates throughout a community.
That's the idea that inspires "Girl Rising," a new film by director Richard Robbins that tells the stories of nine such girls throughout the world, each facing unique challenges, and each story told in a unique way.
One of those girls is Suma, she lives in Nepal.
Suma grew up as a kind of bonded servant called a Kamlari. But when you see how the Kamlaris are treated, it's hard not to think of another word: slave.
She says Suma lived and work like a slave until she found a path to education.
Manjushree Thapa is a Nepalese writer who helped Suma tell her story for the film "Girl Rising."