Wanyi Zeng wrote -
In April 2014, I'd visited Nepal. As a solo female traveler.
I'm a 27-yr-old Asian female from Singapore. I can get to backpack independently because I am lucky. Lucky to be born in the right place (in Singapore), at the right time (in 1986), with the right people (my parents and family). If I had been born in a different circumstance (e.g. in Cambodia in 1975), my life would be completely different.
I met the co-founders of Little Sisters Fund on this trip. I learnt a lot about the lives of girls and women in Nepal. And I found out that it takes an estimated cost of US$3500 for a girl to be educated for 10-12 yrs (finishing high school).
I owe my freedom, my independence, my good life and the opportunities that I can have partly to good luck. Luck of birth. I wish to pass it on to another girl. A Nepali girl through the Little Sisters Fund.
Education can change a person's life. I can see how the life of my grandmothers, my mother and aunts and mine are so different. A big factor for these differences has to do with opportunities for education.
At this point in my life, I can't sponsor a girl all by myself yet. But I hope to garner support from people to support one more girl. It will not only change her life. It'll change her family and community. And in future, her children's life.
Please kindly contribute to the education cost of one Nepali girl. When she grows up, Nepal will have one more teacher, nurse, doctor, engineer or accountant. Let's pass on our good fortune to one more individual.
For more information, check out http://littlesistersfund.org/.
The first photo is unrelated to people from the Little Sisters Fund. Just a picture of me with 2 lovely Nepali women I'd met in a village <3
The second photo is a picture of the earliest batch of Little Sisters. They now pass it on and help out as mentors to other Little Sisters. Many of them have also been able to enter college/university in Nepal or overseas! It's awesome :D