Shahnaz has been sponsored by an amazing world-changer! Her sponsor has created Team Shahnaz and given her a chance to break free from the cycle of poverty, starting a ripple effect for generations. With that support, the future looks bright for Shahnaz!


12 years old 3/27/2006 India
About me & my family

Name: Shahnaz
Family income: $100.00

Gender: Female
Age: 12
Enjoys: Playing with friends, Jumping rope, Playing hide and seek
Talents: Drawing, Dancing
Khurshid, 18, Male
Jamshed, 15, Male
Chand, 14, Male
Gulnaz, 9, Female
Lives with: Mother
Language: Hindi
School: Yes
Child ID #: 1274347

About my house

Walls: Brick
Roof: Brick
Floor: Brick
My bed: Wooden beds
Water source: Community faucets
Electricity: Regulated use

About India

Kids growing up in poverty in India face many grim issues, such as very poor hygienic conditions that lead to chronic illnesses, difficulty in finding jobs due to lack of ability to get even basic skills or training, and poor educational experiences that start very young.

That's why we focus on providing access to medical and dental care, hygiene programs to stay healthy, a wide offering of career programs to prepare youth to find jobs, scholarships and early childhood development programs to bridge crucial gaps.

See how our program works and why we focus on health, education, empowerment and employment. 

Learn more about our work in India. 

To learn more about about the valuable programs your sponsorship makes happen, check out the plan for kids in India below.

Did you know? Solving poverty isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. That's why we customize programs by age + location + circumstances to help break the cycle of poverty. 

How does child sponsorship work?

Your $32 monthly gift gives kids like Shahnaz access to life-changing benefits, like:

  • medical care
  • educational support
  • life skills
  • job-training before graduation.


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