Conor Grennan was pretty self-absorbed. He worked for a few years and saved up enough money so he could take a round-the-world trip. He started the trip with a two month stint at an orphanage in Nepal to impress women. His words: “An orphanage in Nepal, for two months,” I would tell women I’d met in bars. “Sure, there’s a civil war going on. And yes, it might be dangerous. But I can’t think about that,” I would shout over the noise of the bar, trying to appear misty-eyed. “I have to think about the children.” Conor got more than he bargained for. The children in the orphanage pried open his heart and planted a seed there. As he finished his trip, the seed grew and he knew he had to go back to try to rescue some of the orphans of Nepal.
The children of Nepal aren’t just orphans. They were orphaned because of human trafficking. Most of them were from loving, albeit misled, parents who paid large sums of money to men who promised to protect their children from the Maoist rebels and to give them education and opportunities not available in their desolate mountain villages. The parents had noway to know that their children were being sold a slaves, abused, neglected and often starved.
“Little Princes” is the story of what one person can to to change the world, one child at a time and of how our lives can be changed by stepping outside of ourselves to serve another.