March 23, 2006
Nila lives with her parents and her three sisters in a one-room brick structure in Pullambadi, India. She is in grade six at Dalmia Higher Secondary School and her best subject is Tamil. Her favourite activities are reading books and playing games with her friends. At home, she helps her mother with the household chores. Nila would like to become a teacher someday. Her parents are daily wage labourers, struggling to provide the basic needs of their family. Nila wants to finish her studies so that she can help her parents. At the Tamil Nadu Sponsor Site, sponsorship provides education, health care, and nutrition to families who come from tribal villages. Income generating programs are provided for the adults.