Smriti is Eight years old. She comes from a nearby village called Rupsa. Smriti's dad has been out of contact for Seven years. Some believe that he might be in India, but no-one knows for sure if he is in India or dead. Smriti's mom had already married another man and has her own children, and considers Smriti as not her responsibility. Smriti had been living at three relatives' houses on a rotational basis as she was not treated well at each house. Thus, she did not have a permanent place to live. After she was absent for weeks at a local school where she was admitted, she was brought to our hostel facility by the school Principal as he knew she was a bright and hardworking girl who really needed support to attend school. Now, she enjoys being with other similar friends at our hostel facility.