Sapna work's 12 hour day's to earn money for her family

Sapna work's 12 hour day's to earn money for her family
Sapna*, is 14 years old and lives close to the Taj Mahal, yet her life revolves around a small courtyard, where she spends all day making tourist trinkets. 

“I spend at least twelve hours each day making anklets,” she says. “Each one sells for 30 paise (0.6cents NZD). It’s a situation I’ve been forced into. Who wouldn’t want to be in school?”

Sapna’s siblings are part of the assembly line, but they also go to school. When their father got sick and had to quit work, Sapna had to leave school so she could work full-time. 

When vulnerable children are able to get a good education, it’s more likely they’ll be able to escape the cycle of poverty.

World Vision is working with Sapna, giving her access to remedial education classes so she can catch-up on school. With a good education, Sapna can go on to lead a fulfilling and productive life and ensure a brighter future. 


*Name has been changed to protect her identity