March 7, 2008
Rimpi lives with her parents and her sister in a two-room hut that has mud floors and a tin roof, in Changsari, India. She is in grade five at Dhopatri Lower Primary School and her best subject is Assamese. She enjoys sewing flowers on clothes and playing games with her friends. Rimpi suffers from impaired hearing. At home, she helps with all the household chores. Her father is a mason, but is unable to earn enough income to provide the basic needs of the family. At the Assam Sponsor Site, sponsorship provides children with specialized educational support, proper nutrition, medical care, and rehabilitative services and training, so that they have the opportunity to join their peers in the classroom.