Project #1866

Help 10 000 kids escape poverty and child labour

by Karuna Trust
Oct 11, 2011

Turning things around

Ashwini, her two brothers and parents stay in Pokhari village.  Her father has a small piece of land which he works on.  Income used to be solely dependent on the mercy of rainfall.  Ashwini is a clever girl - she used to always get good marks in her exams.  After 10th standard her parents did not send her to school so she started helping her parents on the land. Her brother also started doing labour work after 10th standard. Ashwini is a member of the youth group and during one meeting  she came to know about the  Hospital Assistant course.

Ashwini’s family did not have proper housing. The project helped them to build a house through a Habitat housing project, and also helped them in the development of dairy business. As a result their business increased.


The social worker of the project talked with Ashwini’s parents about sending her  for further education. But as her parents were reluctant, he gave them information about the Hospital Assistant course that NISD was planning to start.  He convinced them to send Ashwini for this course.  Her mother agreed in the end. Ashwini was also happy - at least she could get some education, so she agreed to do course which she completed successfully.   


Present Situation:

She completed the course successfully and has got a job in a hospital where she gets a monthly salary of Rs. 2000/-.  Ashwini and her parents are very happy through just a three-month course, Ashwini got a good job and is contributing to her family income.


About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Karuna Trust

Location: London, England - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Kevin Croke
London, UK United Kingdom
$84,308 raised of $90,000 goal
1,687 donations
$5,693 to go
Donate Now Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.