Child Sponsorship brought a new start
For the first time, Saru could hope and envision a better future. Her parents, who were struggling to provide even two meals a day, received small business support from the sponsorship programme and started a Chatpate (a type of spicy and tangy Nepali snack) cart.
While Saru’s father continued his daily wage job, her mother ran the business and started selling Chatpate in their local market each week. As the business grew, her father quit his labour work to help with the business. Now, they have added more food items to their cart. Every day, they roll their cart to the local market and schools to sell food. They’re earning a decent wage now.
“I had decided to quit my studies after grade 10 since our financial situation was not good,” says Saru. “But after starting the Chatpate cart, my family’s economic condition improved, and I could continue my education.”
Currently, Saru is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business studies. “I am the only member in my family who has a higher education, and all my family members are proud of me,” she says. “My parents want me to study further because they’re able to support me now. Our Chatpate business is thriving, and we are also able to save some money.”