Our 5-year-old orphan Areeba’s story
Areeba Bi is 5 years old. In 2009 her father, who was a labourer, died from kidney failure, leaving Areeba’s mother without any income to pay for food, shelter or education. In April 2012, Areeba was able to find a new home at Penny Appeal’s Mera Apna Ghar (My Own Home) orphan home in Sohawa. Areeba now attends school and is cared for by one of the foster mothers at the orphanage.
Her foster mother says that Areeba is always smiling and is a good-natured child who likes to succeed at everything.
Areeba enjoys playing with her dolls and watching cartoons. She recently scored 95% overall in her exams and wants to be a doctor when she grows up.