Dhairya lives with her grandmother in the Ludhiana District. She enjoys spending her time at parks around her home and dreams to one day be a cricket player. Dhairya and her sister have had a difficult life. At a young age, their father and sole provider for their family went missing. Their mother who was then overburdened with the responsibility of two daughters and providing for her family abandoned them and returned home to her own village. Since then, their 60-year-old grandmother works long, tireless hours to keep them sheltered. Earning only enough to pay for the 2000 rupee rent, Dhairya spends many days hungry. Despite her unfortunate and tragic life, there is still a twinkle of hope in her eyes.
Dhairya’s family is in need of desperate support. India’s societal constructs are not kind to single mothers and it is common for families like her’s to end up on the streets. Women do not get access to government support systems and are forced to fail, especially elderly woman like Dhairya’s grandmother. With your support, SAF Canada can help Dhairya and her sister stay in school without further burdening their grandmother. Your monthly contribution will cover her tuition fees, school supplies, textbook costs, and medical expenses for her or any member of her immediate family. Sponsor Dhairya today and join SAF CANADA in the fight against poverty.