The Thumarada Family


Nirmala struggles daily to support her two children and her elderly father. Keeping her children in school is her greatest hope.

With the help of a sponsor, Nirmala could take advantage of the FFA Resource program in the region and be better able to support her elderly father and children. (To learn more about how the sponsorship program in Andhra Pradesh works, click here.)

If you wish to sponsor this desperate family, please fill in the amount you will contribute each month below and click on ‘Add to Cart’ to make your first payment through PayPal. Your monthly donation will help Nirmala as she works towards a better life. Thank you!



Family Members:
Nirmala, 40 years
Blessy Shekena, daughter 12 years
Yadeeya, son, 11 years
Gradedusi Yallayya, father, 70 years

Andhra Region

Look into the eyes of Nirmala Thumarada and you’ll immediately notice the strength and determination in her gaze. Abandoned by her husband with two young children, and now also caring for her elderly father, this 40-year-old mother toils under the burden of poverty and ill-health. Every day is a struggle.

When her health allows it, she leaves home to take odd jobs. Her father – now 70 and sickly – tries to do the same. But with so little income for nutritious food, medicine, and safe shelter, the family is trapped by their circumstances. A sponsor could provide this family with the assistance they need. Monthly support would help this family to get back on their feet, ensuring Nirmala the chance to see her children educated and grown to lead healthy, productive lives.