Who is Sandhya ?
Sandhya is a 14year old girl hailing from Darbhanga, Bihar who's father, Umesh works as my house help in the city of Kolkata.
So what’s the problem ?
Sandhya has one older brother and one younger sister, and since Umesh cannot support all of them with his meagre salary, she lives with her maternal grandparents. Currently studying in class 8, her grandparents are insisting on getting her married. There is nothing much Umesh can do but agree because of financial constraints. The boy who they have picked is 20years old, and a dowry has been agreed upon.
What did you do about it ?
I was baffled upon hearing this story. I have done what I personally could, and have provided Umesh with enough to get Sandhya back from her maternal grandparent's house and call off the marriage. However, without adequate financial support, this will be only temporary and Umesh will have to give into his in-law's demands.
How can I help ?
Donate ! I am bringing forth this story to you on this crowdfunding platform, hoping that you will understand the plight of this little girl and help save her innocence. The beauty of crowdfunding is that even a tiny contribution from you will help support a much greater cause. Sandhya is one amongst millions of such unfortunate girls, this is your chance to have a direct impact on someone’s life. Child marriage is the equivalent of supporting paedophilia and I hope you will do your best in stopping these practices in the 21st century, shaping a 14 year old girl’s future in the process.
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