Saramma* has a younger brother and when her father suddenly died from a heart attack, the family was left in crisis. Both her parents were laborers who worked in the fields and this meant the responsibility to look after her younger brother fell on Saramma. Caring for the family strained her from attending school.
How was she to learn her way out of poverty in this dire situation?
Saramma’s mother reached out to Restoring Hope through a village pastor she knew, and she asked for assistance to enroll Saramma in a good English-level college; a better education but farther from their village. The support of Restoring Hope’s swift action would provide more opportunities for Saramma’s whole family. She will now be learning her way out of poverty and studying in what is called ‘junior college’ in South Asia (the equivalent of studying towards her associate’s level degree).
“My teacher speaks very fast but this is a new school and I’m sure I will pick up my new subjects quickly.”– Saramma
Her favorite food is biriyani rice with chicken curry. She enjoys playing carom board, a popular game in South Asia and she enjoys skipping. Saramma wants to become a teacher to poor children in surrounding villages. In her words:
“I want to become a government teacher and help my pastor and his wife. I hope to serve my village poor people, help our Restoring Hope summer camp and help my family. Everyday, I praise the Lord, God helps me a lot; He provided everything in my life. I thank God for providing Restoring Hope and I thank you all for giving me all of these things.”
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