Story of Shiny Bhaggien

Shiny was born in 1987 in the village of Neyveli in Tamil Nadu to a seemingly happy family. Her father was a well-to-do civil engineer and her mother took care of the children and the household. They had a livestock of cows and hens and were one of the enviable families in their small village. But things took a … Continue reading Story of Shiny Bhaggien

The Face of Poverty: Bikash

Poverty has many faces. If you googled ‘face of poverty’ on the internet, you will be met eye-to-eye with a swarm of wide-eyed, dust-stained faces. But, how about painting a picture of poverty in your mind? Picture a hut no bigger than the space a toilet would take up in the bathroom of a regular-sized … Continue reading The Face of Poverty: Bikash

A Young Girl’s Escape from Death

Nine-year-old Soniya Thapa is from Sindhupal Chowk, a small remote village about four hours from Scheer Memorial Adventist Hospital. Sindhupal Chowk is situated in a region that is close to the epicenter of the earthquake that devastated Nepal a little over two years ago. April 25, is a day Soniya will never forget because it is the day that she … Continue reading A Young Girl’s Escape from Death