Lincy, studying for 1st year Nursing is the eldest daughter of Joy and Shiji. Shiji was married at a very young age, but lost her husband in 2011. After this unfortunate incident, Shiji has been struggling to bring up their 3 kids on her own. She found a job as cooking assistant in a convent nearby and has been continuing the kids’ education; Lincy completed her 12th standard, her sister is in 11th and her brother is in 8th standard.
Lincy’s dream of becoming a nurse has put a severe financial burden on them, in spite of help from friends and well-wishers. The total fees for 1st year is around Rs. 69,500, including Tuition, Hostel and other expenses. With the help of well wishers, they have paid Rs. 17,000 so far. The school has agreed to discount some of the tuition fees. The rest of the amount has to be paid by end of January and the family has no means of paying it. They approached MicroCharity for financial assistance.