Ann Maria, 23 years
Sonu, daughter, 4 years
Liya, daughter, 1 1/2 years
Kamala, grandmother, 70 years
Ann Maria is a 23-year-old mother in tragic circumstances. Her troubles began two years ago when her husband, a loving and hard-working young man, lent their neighbor some money. The family did not have much money of their own, but they were caring people who were trying to do a good deed.
Unfortunately, shortly afterward one of their children fell ill and required expensive medical care. Ann Maria’s husband went to the neighbor’s house to request some repayment to go towards the medical bills. A fight broke out and Ann Maria’s husband was brutally beaten. He died in the hospital from his injuries.
At the time of his death, Ann Maria was three months pregnant, and suddenly she was left as the sole provider and caregiver for her family. Since that terrible day Ann Maria has been a strong woman; giving birth to her second daughter and taking up training in tailoring so that she can earn a reasonable living. She struggles to feed her children, and also care to care for her mother who suffers from many health issues. This young woman has already faced so many struggles, but she has also shown herself to be a capable young woman and dedicated mother.