Madhuri is typical of the gilrs at the project.
22 years old, she lives in a small house, constructed of tin sheeting, with her 2 brothers, a sister-in-law, and her 2 parents, in Bhimnagar slum.
Her father is a rickshaw driver, and brings in 7,000rs a month, on which it is impossible to support a family of 6.
Madhuri explains that she used to see other girls who were attending classes, how confident they were, and the new skills they were acquiring.
" I wanted to help my family. This was my main concern. I really wanted to take responsibility in helping, especially because my father is getting older. I decided to enrol in the computer classes. I attended these classes for 3 months. In this time, I was also able to attend other classes that the foundation were running, such as the 'Personality Development' lectures and 'Spoken English' classes. All of these things helped me to get a job in a call centre as a call attendent."
Madhuri now earns 7,000rs a month, which means the household income is now doubled. She also expresses happiness that she no longer has to wear old clothes as she always used to have to.
"I am very grateful to the donors" she said smiling widely.
Thank you for your support which allows these girls to change their lives, and the way they are regarded in their families and communities.
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