Akshaya
ID DSP229

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

My birthday is
October 15, 2014.
Primary reason for rescue

At-risk of physical or sexual violence

1st language

Telugu

Chores at home

Cleaning the house, washing dishes, and doing laundry.

Grade

1st grade

School year

2020-2021

Favorite school subject

Social Studies

Career goal

To be a teacher.

Favorite color

Orange

Favorite activity

Skipping

Favorite movie

Seetimaarr (a Telugu sports drama).

My Story

From the moment Akshaya was born, her life has not been easy. Eager to have a son, her father was disappointed that Akshaya was born a girl. His disappointment grew when their second child was also a little girl. In his frustration, Akshaya’s father began to physically abuse Akshaya and her mother. 

Unable to cope with the stresses of her reality, Akshaya's mother began to blame Akshaya for the abuse, believing it was Akshaya’s fault that their second child was a girl as well. Convinced that Akshaya is a source of bad luck, her parents did not allow her to go to school and instead sent her to work on farms to repay her parents for the misfortunes she brought to the family.

Your sponsorship allows Akshaya to go to school and live in a safe home where she is protected from physical abuse, child labor, illegal child marriage, and neglect. 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!