Ever wondered if Child Sponsorship makes a difference?
It made a difference to Neeraj, who is making a difference to his community.
Neeraj is now 28 and the village leader – the pradhan – in a community in northern India. But when he was five-years-old he lived in a house made of tin sheets and his parents struggled to make enough money to feed him and his two siblings.
His father, Hukam Singh, was a farmer and cultivated a small field. He says, “When it rained, water would drip into our home through the ceiling. We struggled a lot because we were very poor.”
But Neeraj’s life started to change when he was five when, thanks to World Vision sponsors, he and children like him were supported. Then, there were no toilets, girls were discriminated against and many were abused, and most children had to work instead of attending school.