Arshdeep Kaur is 12 years old, and lives with her maternal grandfather and mom in Amritsar. She loves to visit the Golden Temple whenever she can. Her favourite food is mango, and her role models are her grandparents. She loves to go to school and is hoping to become a doctor someday. Arshdeep Kaur and her mother have been living with her grandfather and uncles since she was only a year old. Her father is addicted to drugs, and her mother chose to leave him and come back to live with her parents because of the affect it was having on herself and Arshdeep Kaur.
Arshdeep’s grandparents are afraid they will no longer be able to afford her tuition fees. Often times, when young girls like Arshdeep Kaur are pulled out of school from an early age due to financial reasons, they are married off at an early age and become dependent on their husbands for the rest of their lives. Early marriages rob young girls of their potential to contribute to the development of their villages by becoming doctors, teachers, or army officers, which is the key to ending poverty and uplifting poor communities across India. If you sponsor Arshdeep Kaur today, you can give her the opportunity to fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor and change the future of her entire community.