Stories of change

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The story of Nargis Who is Determined to Thrive

11 years old Nargis natively belongs to North Bengal. Her parents migrated from there to Kolkata before she was born in search of livelihood opportunities. Nargis is living with her parents and elder brother in a temporary house/slum that has been built on top of a canal.

Nargis’s father is a ragpicker and her mother works in the leather slipper cutting business. Her elder brother also works as a daily wage labourer. Despite working so hard, they were still not able to make both ends meet. Her parents said that Nargis was their only hope and that is why they were sending her to school. Nargis is the smartest in the family and they hope that one day she gets a well-paying job.

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Overcoming Challenges and Insecurities that Come with Living on the Streets

Pinky is a 17 years old girl. She originally belongs to a village 25 km away from Kolkata. But her parents migrated to Kolkata in search of better opportunities. Pinky’s parents believed that moving to a big city like Kolkata will offer better avenues for education and employment.

Moving to Kolkata was a tough decision to make. They faced many challenges. Living in a temporary make-shift shelter next to Dhapa, Kolkata’s biggest dumping ground was one of the biggest challenges they faced. Pinky is living here with her parents and two younger sisters.

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Gaining the Confidence to Change the Future

Gaining the Confidence to Change the Future

Sonali Sivaji Satkar is a 14 year old girl who lives with her parents and six sisters in Mumbai. Her father works as a coolie and mother works as a domestic worker. Living in a home that is a safe shelter was a comfort Sonali and her family never got. It was a nightmare living on the streets.

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Fighting Poverty to Rise and Accomplish Her Dreams: Story of a Champion, Farzana

Fighting Poverty to Rise and Accomplish Her Dreams: Story of a Champion, Farzana

A 17 year girl Farzana has been residing in slums often known as ‘zhoppad patti’ in Mumbai. Her family migrated from rural Bihar to Mumbai in search of livelihood opportunities. Her family comprises of herself, her parents, and 4 other siblings.

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Giving Wings to Zannat’s Ambitions

Giving Wings to Zannat’s Ambitions

Zannat is a 12 year old girl. She lives with her mother who has been living in Maratha Mandir for the past 30 years. Her father left them 10 years back. Since then, her mother has been taking care of all the household chores and running the errands for the family. Zannat’s mother is working as a domestic worker and earns just Rs.3500 per month.

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