Thirteen-year-old Lakshmi lives with her family in a poor village in Nepal. They are happy together, but life is hard. Her mother’s one wish is for them to one day be able to buy a real plate roof for their home, and Lakshmi promises to help when she finishes school and gets a job. One day, a woman from the city comes to visit the village. She says she can arrange good housekeeping jobs with nice, rich families, and Lakshmi goes with her. When they get to the city it turns out that the woman sold her to a brothel, and she must now risk everything to get her freedom back.