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April 01, 2007     Tarn Taran, Punjab

Komalpreet Kaur lives with her family in a small village in Tarn Taran. Komalpreet, however, is worried that she will not be able to continue going to school because her family is struggling financially. They live in a very small, run-down house, where Jaspreet, her parents, her siblings, live out of a small room.  There is no kitchen, and they must use the veranda as a kitchen. Her father works very hard as a labourer, and has been forced to take his two elder sons 16, and 14 to work with him. They are not able to attend school, so that they can help their father support his family.

Komalpreet’s parents are afraid they will no longer be able to afford her tuition fees. Often times, when young girls like Komalpreet are pulled out of school from an early age due to financial reasons, they are married off at an early age and become dependent on their husbands for the rest of their lives. Early marriages rob young girls of their potential to contribute to the development of their villages by becoming doctors, teachers, or engineers, which is the key to ending poverty and uplifting poor communities across India. If you sponsor Komalpreet today, you can give her the opportunity to fulfill her dream and change the future of her entire community.

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