Why sponsor this child?
Sonam Gurung is a nine year old boy who carries more weight than a child should. He lives with his mother, father, grandmother, his seven year old sister and several other relatives. His father worked as a porter and was the only source of income for the family until he recently lost his vision in a tragic accident. Due to this unfortunate circumstances, Sonam’s life has taken a distressing turn.
The weight of the family’s well being has shifted to his mother. She has managed to open a small retail shop by taking a loan of about $300 from a bank, but the wages earned from the shop hardly support the family of five. Sonam has had to give up his education because there is not enough money available to support his schooling.