Gurneelam Kaur is 10 years old and lives in Tarn Taran district of Punjab with her parents, sisters, brother and grandmother. The family owns one cow and a calf, but both of Gurneelam’s parents are uneducated. Her mother brings in some income working as a cleaner in other people’s homes. She brings in roughly 1200 rupees per month, or sometimes just trades her work for food staples such as wheat. Gurneelam’s mother also finds labour work when she can during the day and earns about 4000 rupees per month. Unfortunately, although Gurneelam’s father works as a daily wager, he has developed a habit of drug addiction of alcohol and opium, which is adversely affecting his family.
If you sponsor Gurneelam today, SAF CANADA can make sure her family’s vulnerable situation does not affect her future. She will be able to continue her schooling and achieve her dreams of becoming a nurse. She will have access to all the opportunities every child deserves. Your monthly contribution will cover her tuition fees, school supplies, textbook costs, and any medical issues for the child and her immediate family. Empowering women and young girls is a key step to ending poverty in India as they are the ones who constitute a majority of the world’s poor. Sponsor Gurneelam Kaur today and join SAF CANADA in the fight against poverty.