February 12, 2009
Veerulakshmi lives with her parents and her two sisters in a structure built with hollow blocks in Batlagundu, India. She is in grade four and likes Tamil class the best. She enjoys playing games and reading stories. Her parents are daily-wage labourers, struggling to meet the needs of their family. Veerulakshmi would like to become a teacher when she grows up. Sponsorship enables children to attend classes every day and provides the materials they need to get a good education. Sponsorship gives children the opportunity to grow up healthy, happy, and able to achieve their dreams.