Each child at Quilts for Kids Nepal is a "first generation" student and each child has a unique story. One by one the young people are lifting up and changing their own world. We know exactly what it means to go from poverty to possibility, and we know what it takes to get there. Our kids inspire us every day, and here are some of their stories.
Shova's father shines shoes on the street & her mother cooks food for the family. No one in the family had ever been inside a school before Q4K began working in the community. Now Shova, her 2 sisters and her special-needs brother all go to school, and this year she is #1 in her 10th grade class!
Prithi comes from a family of 7 girls, and was a street beggar like her sisters before Q4K arrived in the community. But instead of getting married at age 15, like her sisters, now Prithi is in school and this year she & her karate team won first place in the International competition.
Ravina's mother married when she was 13 years old & her 6 sisters did the same. Fortunately, Ravina was able to get an education instead, and at age 11 began helping out at Q4K as a translator. Ravina stayed in school, graduated high school, and is now Q4K's first college student in the United States!
If all children in low-income countries completed upper secondary education by 2030, per capita income would increase by 75% by 2050.
When women are employed, they can earn money for themselves. This gives them an alternative to begging and it brings them independence.
Women with more education are more likely to learn healthy behaviors, understand their health needs, and advocate for the needs of themselves and their families.