NASHRA

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Nashra is an extremely hardworking girl who managed to stay focused and committed to school despite all the obstacles she’s faced. She believes that everyone’s life has a purpose, and hers is to become a nurse. When their slum was torn down, Nashra and her family had no place to go and lived on the sidewalk for a week. Since she was the oldest girl living at home, Nashra cooked all three meals for her family of ten, washed the dishes, cleaned the house, and even did all the laundry. When her mother was ill, Nashra slept only twohours, did all the housework and then studied from midnight to 5:00 a.m. while everyone else slept. With the help of Sikhya, Nashra managed to complete high school, despite her parents’ insistence on getting her married. She is now married, but is trying to further her education through correspondence.