Durga Shah is 8 years old. Durga’s father passed away when she was a year old because of a stomach infection. Her mother passed away owing to an infection in her intestine when she was 3 years old. She has been orphaned since then, and was left only with her younger brother, Dhir. Both of them had been living at their relative’s house, but were deprived of basic needs and educational opportunities until this year when they both got their new home at our school’s boarding facility. They come from Batullasen village in Accham district which can be reached in a day on foot from our school’s location.