Why sponsor this child?
Susmita Tamang is a young, intelligent nine year old girl who studies in grade one. She migrated to Dhading with her mother and younger brother after her father left them for another woman. Her mother sold all her property and bought a small house in Dhading. However their financial situation is so bad that they don’t even have enough money to repair their leaking roof. Despite her plight, her mother is determined to send her children to school. She works as a laborer crushing stones on a riverside. With a meager wage of $2.5 a day, she is unable to fulfill the basic needs of her family but she is still fighting every day to send her children to school.
When we asked Susmita about what she wants to become in the future, she replied, “a teacher” with lots of conviction. She also mentioned that she wants to earn a lot of money and take her mother and younger brother out of this misery.