Hima

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Name: Hima

 

Gender: Female

YOB: 2016

Class: L.K.G (Lower Kinder)

School: Canvas P.S

Lives with: 8 family members

Likes/Dreams: Loves to sing, play and dance

Personality: Polite, Happy, chatty

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Hima's story

Hima's dad abandoned her and her mother when she was only 2 months old. Her mother at the time was only 16 years of age. 

They live with the maternal grandparents in a small home that is occupied by 8 family members; mostly young mothers (siblings) that have also been abandoned by their husband/fathers.  To help make ends meet the grandfather works 100's of kilometers away in a brick kiln factory in harsh conditions for very little wage. When he can, he sends money home, which isn't often. Hima's mother works locally as a builder's labourer and when she can get work, earns $4 a day. The family is financially extremely poor and without support can not provide Hima with an education.