We would like to introduce you to the girl we affectionately refer to as "Tanvi the Teacher". This sweet 10-year-old is currently in the 4th grade, is very serious and smart as a whip and, as her nickname implies, wants someday to become a teacher.
Tanvi and her sister, Achal A come from a very poor community where farmers struggle to make a living. Their mother, widowed by suicide when her girls were only toddlers, was left to care for them alone - her only source of income as a laborer in the field.
Unable to feed and educate her precious daughters, she was forced to send her eldest daughter to her mother's house in the hope of gaining an education for her. Tanvi, being the younger of the two, was left behind in the farming community while her sister went off to try and make a life at her grandmother's home.
After learning that Priyanka, who also lived in their village, was coming to Grace House India, Tanvi's mother came with both girls hoping that Tanvi and Achal could be afforded opportunities she was unable to provide.
What a blessing that God moved in such a way that these sisters and their friend from their village will get to grow up together and love and encourage one another as Sisters in Christ.