Ashiribee came from a very poor family and needed financial support to attend school. Aruna Partnership found a dedicated sponsor who committed to funding Ashiribee’s entire education. Her illiterate parents valued this chance for their daughter and urged her to stay in school – even in the face of opposition from their extended family.
“I’m the first in my family to get an education,” Ashiribee explains. “I told my parents I want to learn new things and contribute to society by helping others. My father and mother encouraged me to work hard and show who I am.”