October 23, 2005
Susmita lives with her parents, her brother and sister, in a small mud house with a thatched roof, in Odisha, India. She is in grade four at Mahuduma Upper Primary School and her best subject is Odia. Her favourite activities are singing songs and playing games with her friends. Susmita's parents are daily wage labourers, struggling to provide the basic needs of their family. Susmita would like to become a nurse someday. At the Orissa Sponsor Site, sponsorship lessens the financial stress for families so that children can receive educational support, proper nutrition, and medical care, allowing them to stay in school and get a good education instead of dropping out of school to help support their families.