Dikshya gets to celebrate her birthday with other scholars and Didis (mentors)

Dikshya Thapa Magar

Her father is a carpenter who has had difficulty finding work in the last few years. Her mother works as an agricultural laborer, but their income is very limited. She also has a brother who is currently in school. When she grows up she wants to be an accountant and to work for a bank near her village. Working in a bank is not a common aspiration for most girls, but Dikshya hopes that by working for a bank she will be able to help people from her area get loans to support their businesses. Due to her family’s limited income, she had been in danger of being pulled out of school, but with the Rukmini scholarship her family has been supportive and she graduated from the Shikharapur Community School.

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