It’s a big name for a tiny girl, but she has big challenges to surmount.
Her family situation is difficult. Her 62-year-old father drinks heavily, though he works a little herding cattle and picking tea leaves – some of the lowest paying jobs in the community.
Her 27-year-old mother is illiterate, jobless and has fallen into despair.
Mangadalena’s teacher describes her as jolly and very active in class with lots of friends.
While not yet a good student, if she can stay in school, we may help instill a love in learning in her – and perhaps help her discover her academic abilities.
It is way too early to know, but she doesn’t have a chance without a sponsor.
She is 4 years old and is now in “Top”– the last year of nursery school.