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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 in the middle of Satya studying to…

Saving the life of a tribal mother and her children

Our Centre recently invested in a tiny 100cc 8 seater Suzuki van to take children to hospital, act as an ambulance, buy large supplies for our community centre etc. The van was ‘christened’ when a 22 year old Tribal woman’s…

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…

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 them (some surveys have…

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 a good paying job to support her family.…

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).…

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 characteristic we notice…

The things we can’t lock out

My name is Ayeesha and I’m 14 years old. I have 3 other sisters and my father is an alcoholic. Right now he’s in he hospital, he can’t walk and sometimes he can’t remember me. He always fights with my mother and…

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 in school.…

Life enhancing help for a seriously ill woman

My name is Mandika. I’m 25 years old. I grew up on the outskirts of Nagpur. My father is a labourer (he earns $80Au per month – barely enough to feed our family). I finished my 12th school exams and then…