Why sponsor this child?
Swastika Basnet is the youngest child of her parents. She is eight years old and has two siblings older than her. The family of four has rented a small one bedroom tin-thatched house. The family doesn’t own any land. The parents and sometimes the kids as well go to neighboring fields for work. The work is seasonal and pay is not guaranteed. According to Swastika’s father, the family makes about $ 2.00 on the day of work. Since he is suffering from gallstone, he cannot work for too long. He is mostly plagued with the thought that he can’t send his children to school and guide them towards better future. He is specially worried about Swastika as she is still young who, if he could send to school, would be able to fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor. Swastika says she wants to help the poor who can’t pay for medical care like her father.