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  • Child ID: 030812
  • Gender: Female
  • Birth Date: 7/22/2006
  • Community: Basharatpur West
  • Family: mother and father
  • School: Private Primary School
  • $38.00 - Monthly
Vedanshi is a student at Private Primary School. She is cared for by her mother and father. Her mother is a housewife. Vedanshi's favorite subject in school is English. In her free time, she enjoys dancing. When she grows up, she would like to be a dancer.

Basharatpur West is a community in Gorakhpur, a densely-populated city in the northeastern section of the state of Uttar Pradesh. An influx of migrants into the city has created massive slums. Most parents are minimum wage earners, daily laborers and street vendors. Placing their children in school is financially impossible. Many parents send their children out to pick up rags or beg for extra income for the family.

Homes are constructed with scavenged waste material, making the community prone to high risk of many different illnesses. The environment is prone to alcohol and drugs, which often leads to child abuse, fighting, and marital problems.

CMF partners in India with Asian Partners International, an organization that that works among underserved groups in limited access countries. Child sponsorship is a tool that CMF and API use to liberate the community, families and children by providing basic education and holistic transformation.

Sponsored children receive one meal each weekday, school fees and supplies to attend a private school, and monthly health screenings with minor treatments and hygiene supplies. During the daily meals they will also take part in physical and spiritual development programming with stories, songs and dramas.

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