Keeping Khusi’s Dream Alive
Khusi's school fees began piling up. She was worried she would have to drop out of school. Her joy and bright smile were fading. But hope returned after her family joined BSF.
Khusi loves to study and go to school. Her father would pay for her school fees. He was the main breadwinner of the family. Khusi attended school regularly and excelled in her studies. But after her father was sent to prison for ten years, the family’s source of income dried up, and so too did the money for Khusi's schooling.
Khusi's mother desperately tried to make money to provide for their basic needs.
It was difficult for her as she had been fully dependent on her husband. Khusi’s unpaid school fees soon mounted up and she worried whether she could continue her studies. She became aware of her mother's struggles to put food on the table and started helping her out as much as she could.
Khusi's old school uniform was torn and tattered but she did not complain. She knew that her mother was going through a difficult time and was doing the best she could. Khusi would even save the few spare pages in her notebook so she could use them for school.
After BSF learned of the family's situation, they were invited to join an 18-month family strengthening program in Chhampi, Nepal. Since that time, BSF has assisted the family with holistic development opportunities and Khusi's educational needs. She has received a new school uniform, school supplies, and financial assistance for unpaid school fees.
Khusi was overwhelmed with joy by the support her family have received. She excitedly thanked BSF and said, "I was so worried that I might have to quit my studies because my school fees had piled up for a year. I also didn't have any school supplies. I am so thankful to BSF for all the help they have provided to me and my mother.”
BSF is so glad to help keep Khusi in school. Her dream to continue studying is still alive. BSF is also in the planning and training phase to assist Khusi's mother with livelihood support. Through this, she can become more financially sustainable to provide for her family's needs in the future. Khusi's mother has a desire to start a chicken farm so we hope to help this dream become a reality too.
BSF is a partner for project J1079 & J1102 with Australian NGO, Global Development Group (ABN 57 102 400 993). Donations to BSF through Global Development Group are tax deductible in Australia, NZ, and the USA.