Studying to Serve
A few years ago, Bithi’s father had an accident with a shoemaking machine that left him disabled, without a right hand. That left Bithi’s mother to provide for the family.
It also put extra responsibility on Bithi. She worked with her mother as a housekeeper, and she looked after her siblings. Her work left no time for school.
Then she joined World Vision’s street children education program. She still works as a tailor and does block printing, but she goes to school. She’s in 5th grade.
“I want to be a medical doctor,” she says. “I want to serve poor children, so they won’t have the experiences I had.”
Photo© 2013 World Vision, Kari Costanza