Name: Kanchan D.
Year of birth: 1999
Background: Kanchan is the oldest daughter in the family. She has a younger sister and brother. She lives with her mother, but the living conditions are very poor. Her father is a chauffeur, but he never did anything for the family and he doesn’t live with them. Kanchan’s mother takes care of everything. She does the household work, but earns only € 33 a month. With this, she must pay rent and other expenses such as school-fees, food, drinks and other basic necessities. It is very difficult for her to take care of everything.
School: Kanchan studies at the Government School. It is difficult to purchase books and school-clothes.
Reference: BV 1020
Update July 2017, by Hari (coördinator Nepal)
It is very glad to share that our two sponsored children from Bhaktapur had passed the national level secondary school examination 2016/2017.
Update August 2015, told by Hari, our coordinator in Nepal:
“Today we met Kanchan and her mother at Lalitpur and given fund to her mother to pay exam fee at school , extra class tuition fee and buy required stationery for Kanchan. Kanchan is studying at government school at Sirutar , Bhaktapur. Kanchan passed grade eight exam on April 2015 with scoring 60% and now she is at grade nine at same school . Now she is taking extra tuition class run by her school . Her family situation is same and her mother working same work as house maid .”
Update May 2014: Kanchan is continuing at the same school. Her family’s financial condition is the same as before.
Exam result school year 2013-2014: Kanchan has an average score of 74% for her tests in class 6. She has been promoted to class 7.