*Micha’s father already had ten children by his first wife, when Micha and her brother were born to his second wife. Massive tension between the two women meant the family home in the slums of Kolkata, India, was a place of quarrels and strife.
The odds were stacked against *Reina, who was born with sickle cell anaemia in a desperately poor family in northern Uganda, and then experienced the trauma of being displaced by rebel insurgents at the age of seven.
11-year-old *Cathy’s life has always been chaotic. Her father went to prison for drug offences before she was born, and her mother struggled to bring her up as a single parent, living in a slum on a beach in Sri Lanka.
Carolina is a survivor. She’s had to fight to stay alive ever since she can remember. One of the reasons she has fought so hard is the tremendous responsibility she feels for the safety and care of her four younger siblings, two boys and two girls.
Personal experience of the devastating effects of addiction on young people and families inspired SUJITA MALLICK to act. Now the former sponsored child is using the education she gained through Global Care to help addicts in the slums of Kolkata turn their own lives around.
It was late one night when Ellen and Emmagene heard a knock at the door. Outside was a young woman, who hastily handed over a bundle to the two American missionaries before disappearing into the darkness.