Purnima starts her day with a great habit which only a few kids of her age group may have. She starts by reading an English newspaper - the Times of India, and jots down important news in her diary. She also loves to cycle early in the morning when there is not much traffic on the roads. She passed grade 4 and is now a student of class 5 at Vikas School in Bhubaneswar. She is a good dancer as well; she learns dance at school. She recently performed during the Annual Day program of her school. Her father runs an ayurvedic and grocery business while her mother does tailoring work at home. Given her parents’ average means and the relatively high cost of education at affordable private schools in Bhubaneswar, access to quality education is a far-fetched dream for this young talented kid. Nevertheless, with the help of a Rs.20,000 loan from Milaap and its generous lenders, Purnima continues to receive quality education that best supports her competencies and interests. She has already purchased all the new textbooks of Class 5 with help from Milaap. Purnima wants to be a teacher when she grows up and she frequently emulates her teacher at school.
Purnima with her new books.