Class 11th, 16 years old
Ekta is a bright and confident 10-year old child who only experienced motherly love for 3 years before her mother left the family and disappeared without any information. Her father is visually impaired and hardly earns anything. Ekta and her little brother are being brought up by her uncle and aunt, who also have two daughters, all of them living with the grand-parents. They try their best to care for the four children in the best of their abilities but Ekta’s uncle only earns Rs. 12,000 per month (approximately US$180), a small amount for a family of 8 members.