Pinky and her siblings’ profile

To many of us, the disaster due to flood 2017 in the Terai region of Nepal was simply something we heard in the news and seen on television. Both physical infrastructure damage, and loss of lives occurred and many turned homelessness. Like many families, Pinky Paswan, and her family had a catastrophic disaster experience due to flood that turned their life upside down.
Gauri Paswan, the father of Pinky Paswan , and other three siblings, two boys and 1 girls children has adopted waste collection as main source of income since last 20 years. The catastrophic flood left nothing with them, but turned homeless. Pinky (12 years old), Rabi (9 years old), and Rani (8 years old), are displaced to Kathmandu from Parsa district with his family after losing all their belongings due the floods of 2017.
Currently, Paswan family is living in Dillibazaar, where Gauri is working as a waste worker at a garbage collection site. Although, Gauri works as waste collector, the least respected task in society as a Khalisisi Vaiya, (common word used to call), he had wishes for his children to lead different lives. He hopes that all his children receive the quality education that he had not been able to achieve in his childhood. However, Gauriss the eldest son ___ has already dropped out of school as he wants to earn money, and Gauri is not being able to convince him that achieving an education is the most important.
Losing all his belongings due to the massive flood, Gauri finds difficult in raising and supporting his family. He has realized the cost of living in Kathmandu is increasing day by day. He is worried if he could nurture up these children with quality education, required by present generation. He is grateful understanding the support and guidance to his children provided at Heart Beat. He shares that Heartbeat is not only supporting his children for education, but also providing a safe space where his children can learn, be safe and live their childhood. However, he is still concerned about the educational expenses for his 3 children, as his monthly income miserably can only support his family daily needs.
In the mean time, Pinky, Rabi, and Ravi have been at Heartbeat, we have seen them transform and we have seen changes not only in their performance at school, but also in their behaviours and their outlook towards life, which is why it is our duty to support their education, in the hopes that they dont drop out from school like their elder brother.
Here is a way in which you too can help and support Pinkys and her siblings for their education.
Are you tired of the clutter and mess in your homes because of the excessive amounts of useless stuff you have been accumulating?
Do you want to sort out all of your old and worn out waste materials such as papers, electronic devices, irons, batteries, plastics, etc?
This new year, donate your waste so that instead of going to a landfill, causing environmental pollution, it can be recycled to generate money to support one family.
Like how a million drops join to make an ocean, all of your contributions can help give Pinky and her family the future they deserve.
Thank you and we wish you a very blissful new year 2075.

Pinky Paswan

Profiles

Name – Pinky Paswan
Class – 6
School – Shree Kamal Basic School
Father – Guari Paswan
Parent’s occupation – Waste Collection

Name – Rabi Krishna Paswan
Class – 1
School – Shree Kamal Basic School
Father – Guari Paswan
Parent’s occupation – Waste Collection

Name – Rani Paswan
Class – 1
School – Shree Kamal Basic School
Father – Guari Paswan
Parent’s occupation – Waste Collection

Pinky and her siblings need your support for their education.  If you like to support, please contact hrtbtnepal@gmail.com