Ashish lives with his family in a small village in the Ludhiana district of Punjab. They are migrant workers and moved from Madhya Pradesh 10 years ago in search of a better life. His parents work on a farm and manage to earn about 9, 000 rupees each month. The entire family lives in a house provided by the farmer that employs her parents, which was previously used to house cattle and livestock. The living conditions are horrible, but they cannot afford to rent a decent home. With the rising costs of monthly expenses and other financial burdens, Ashish’s parents are afraid they will no longer be able to afford his or his sister’s tuition fees. They came to Punjab with the hope that they could give their children the opportunities that they never had, but the reality of migrant workers is often disappointing.
Often times, young children must sacrifice their education due to the financial burden on their families and begin working from a young age, but educating young boys like Ashish is the key to ending poverty around the world. If you sponsor him today, we will be able to make sure that nothing robs this young child of the opportunity to learn and give him the hope of a better future.