Bala Keerthi
ID DSP231

About Me
My name is Bala Keerthi. I'm a 7-year-old.
Birthday

My birthday is
November 23, 2014.
Primary reason for rescue

At-risk of child marriage

1st language

Telugu

Chores at home

Washing dishes and clothes.

Grade

1st grade

School year

2020-2021

Favorite school subject

Math

Career goal

To be a teacher.

Favorite color

Red

Favorite activity

Skipping

Favorite movie

Baahubali (an Indian epic action film series).

My Story

From the time she was born, Bala Keerthi faced many obstacles. Disappointed that they did not have a son, Bala Keerthi’s parents showed their frustrations by neglecting her and her sister. Rather than going to school, Bala Keerthi was forced to work on farms during the day to earn income for the family. 

In addition to forced child labor, Bala Keerthi faced physical abuse and was at risk for child marriage. She wanted to go back to school and continue her education, but her parents didn’t believe that a young girl was worth the expense of schooling. 

Your sponsorship allows Bala Keerthi to go to school and live in a safe home where she is protected from harsh physical abuse, neglect, child labor, and illegal child marriage. She is safe, has access to nutritious food and education, and most importantly, she is being told truth: she is loved, she is valuable, she is worthy!