Jeet Kaur is 12 years old and lives in Indore, MP. She dreams of becoming a teacher when she grows up. Jeet has three other siblings, and their home is made of metal sheets. As you can imagine, their home condition is poor, but these children still manage to find happiness in the small things that we might take for granted. Jeet’s father sells keys and locks on foot and has been doing this for the last 20 years in order to support his family. He makes roughly $5 CAD per day.
Often times, when young girls like Jeet Kaur 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 army officers, which is the key to ending poverty and uplifting poor communities across India. If you sponsor Jeet Kaur today, you can give her the opportunity to fulfill her dream and change the future of her entire community.