Sanu Laxmi means “little Laxmi” in Nepali… because Laxmi has a big Ama Ghar sister with the same name (Tula Laxmi). But there’s nothing little about our Laxmi – she’s a dynamo!
Here’s what her sister Rupa had to say about her…
“Laxmi’s favorite game is badminton. She likes to play with dolls. Her hobby is swimming. Her aim is to be a dancing teacher. She likes to dance and she’s a little bit good at her studies. She likes to take pictures, to write poems and stories and to visit places. Her favorite singer is Rhianna.”
That’s quite a resume for a 9-year-old, particularly one who came from an incredibly difficult situation. Her mother was dying on the streets of Kathmandu and Laxmi and her brother were surviving on their own, collecting firewood to stay warm. Hard to believe that this bright and smiling child is the sad little girl who arrived at our doorstep a few short years ago… she’s an inspiration.