Why sponsor this child?
Laxmi Gurung, a 16 year old girl, has a friendly personality and is mature for most teenage girls of her age. She is living with her father, mother and two sisters. Her father is unemployed and they have to rely on farming to make their ends meet. Her two sisters, Gita and Parbati Gurung, had to sacrifice their studies because of their strained financial situation. They are now doing odd jobs to support their family and their younger sister’s education. But with many mouths to feed, their household income is barely enough .
Laxmi feels bad that her sisters had to discontinue their education to work and support the family. She wants her sisters to join college. When asked why she needed sponsorship, she said, “If I receive a sponsorship, my sisters would no longer have to pay for my school and they will be able to continue theirs as well. That will make me happy.” She is smart enough to realize that education can change her family’s lives. By supporting a girl fond of reading and writing, you can give her a platform to become what she aspires to be - ‘a teacher’.