From Hardship to Hope

Grishma Rai is one of the Nepali girls that we support in the Captivating Village Program (CVP). In 2023, the Captivating Village Program initiative reached 18 villages in Nepal and one of those that we have reached is Grishma’s village.

Girl Smiling in Front of a Shanty House

At a very young age, her father abandoned their family, leaving her mother to face the challenges in their family on her own. They were struggling to make ends meet, so it was good that Grishma’s uncle stepped in to provide support. He brought her to live with him while he worked abroad and sent money for their sustenance. 

In an unfortunate turn of events, her uncle tragically passed away after falling from the roof while working. This tragic event made it challenging for Grishma to continue her studies since her mother could only find seasonal work. Grishma had to join her mother in working after returning from her uncle’s house. 

The sudden loss and financial strain took a toll on Grishma’s dreams of education. Despite the difficulties, she remained determined and committed to her studies. Balancing work and aspirations, Grishma’s resilience shone through the hardships when we visited her home and learned about her situation. This is the kind of grit we hope to see in our beneficiaries, so we decided to offer our support to her. Currently, Grishma is enrolled in school and is delighted to be back in the classroom. She expressed how she had lost hope of returning to school. This quarter, we followed up with her, and her class teacher reported that she is attending school regularly and making significant progress in her studies.

Girl in School Uniform

The Captivating Village Program (CVP) is truly a remarkable initiative that not only empowers young girls through scholarships but also actively engages their parents and the entire community to create a sustainable impact.

By fostering education awareness, the program leaves a lasting impact on their lives, and we are proud to be a part of this noble cause. Grishma Rai’s story is a shining example of how CVP is making a difference in the lives of young girls. 

 


HELP US CREATE MORE IMPACT

In 2023, the Captivating Village Program initiative reached 18 villages in Nepal. Every time $5,000 in funding is secured from a generous donor (or group of donors), another village program can be planned and implemented. Our team then keeps you updated on the difference you are making possible. Interested in learning more? Contact our CEO directly, andrewc@captivating.org, for more details. He’d love to hear from you.

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