Born and raised in a squatters camp next to a Hindu temple in Delhi, India, most of Babli's life has been full of fear. Babli and her sisters spent each night wondering if they would be safe. Every afternoon, Babli decorated hands with henna for the small price of five rupees (about $0.10). The money always went to fund her father's alcoholism, until he left the family to fend for themselves.
Three years ago, Babli was rescued from her horrible circumstances. She had the opportunity to read and write Hindi, practice English, and complete vocational training. The education she received has enabled her to work in a steady job. She is working to save enough money to buy a house and rescue her sisters from the slum. She dreams of giving her family the same opportunities she received and breaking the cycle of poverty for good.
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