Balu is from a Hindu family of the Dalit community in Nepal. In Nepal, the Dalits are considered untouchable and unprivileged, and they are one of the most poor and seriously discriminated people groups in all of Nepal. Therefore, most of the Dalit children and their parents and grandparents have not had the opportunity to go to school.
The main occupation of Balu’s family is to make copper. However, with the ability to now purchase these items in stores and markets, Balu’s family trade is no longer needed. Because they have no education, they cannot obtain a good job, and they have no land for farming. Balu’s generation is the first to have the opportunity to go school in his community. Balu’s father sometimes goes to India to try to make money to support his family, but cannot afford to send Balu to school.
ServLife first learned of Balu through a local church planter that was trained through the Nepal ServLife Training Center in Kathmandu and now ministers and works among this Dalit community. Now with the help of ServLife and Balu’s future sponsor, Balu will have the opportunity to go to school and break the chain of poverty that has held his family in bondage for generations. The aim of ServLife is to work through local mission workers to empower the community where they are working.
Balu’s education will be supported through our children sponsorship program (Click here to learn more), and Balu is still in need of a sponsor. Please pray and consider sponsoring Balu today.