Read Asmita’s story
Asmita is eight. She wants to be a teacher when she grows up, but the village where she lives is so remote, so poor, that the chances of her getting an education, let alone enough food to eat, are slim.
She was close to her father, who died when she was four. For months afterwards Asmita walked around asking for him.
Asmita’s mother Binda is bringing up her children by herself, but her income is so low that her children have to work to help keep the household running.
Binda’s life is a daily struggle for survival – gathering firewood, collecting water, tending her goat or pigs, and working as a farmhand – to scrape together enough money for food.
It is a huge task but we will do it. No child should lead such a hard life. To improve children’s lives we have to improve their families’ lives. That is our mission, our Mount Everest. We will climb it.Prakash Das, Save the Children, Udayapur