Stories

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Princes on white horses

Hello, my name is Anita and I have recently been employed by Bodhicitta Foundation as a Tuition Teacher. I am so happy to do this job. I am the first person in my family to pass 12th class...

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Satya’s story

Satya’s father died prematurely when he was 21. Satya had done some illegal things and when his father found out he died of shock and stress. This brought shame on the family and...

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Flowers that blossum in slums

Bodhicitta Foundation is running job training programs for women and girls. We picked three random stories for our newsletter. These three women are very much like all the other girls/ women of our project. The most common...

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A child of the slum

Yashodhara is a child of the slums. Her father works at the mill, where he inhales the poisonous fumes of dyed clothes all day. This has destroyed his health and his lungs are almost at collapse point (he is 50). His...

Priya's family

New hope for a widow and her young kids

Priya is a village woman who didn’t finish school. She is dangerously malnourished. Priya’s husband died from Tuberculosis which is a poverty related illness. Because she is not educated, she can’t get...

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Anjali’s story

Anjali is one of the many Indian women in India who have suffered domestic violence. Women are often uneducated and unable to support themselves financially, and therefore and dependent on men who often dominate and abuse...

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Padma’s story

Padma has nine children and was married to a labourer (who makes about $100 a month). Their family was verging on starvation already, but when her husband left, she was forced to take a job as a cleaning woman for $60...

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