Maansi wants to get her family out of poverty…
Maansi (name changed) lives with her single (divorcee), and is in year 5. The mother has passed year 12 and earns about 6000 INR (£63) a month.
They stay in a rented slum dwelling in very unhygienic surroundings. They live with the her grandparents and her uncle. Most of the times there is no electricity.
Maansi appeared to be very studious, very innocent, and dreams to be able to get a good education; and aspires to thereafter lift the family out of their poverty situation.
The family has been having a very difficult time since the pandemic, with school fees pending for 2 years. The mother is determined to give her daughter whatever best education possible, and expressed motivation to do whatever sacrifices required to do that.