Sharmila is 9 years old and has lived in the Chepang village at Chitwan her whole life.
Over 5 generations not one person in her family has ever had the opportunity to go to school. This year that cycle of poverty over her family has been broken for the very first time. Her life used to consist of helping her mother dig up the roots of the trees to make a broth and help pick wild berries for them to help her family survive. But now she has 3 meals a day, has clean clothes to wear, goes to school and has hope in her eyes!