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13- year old helping the underprivileged

13- year old helping the underprivileged

Generally 13-year old children spend money for their personal needs if they earn money. Or they will save it to accumulate to buy any new gadgets or something similar. But, here is a 13-year old girl who gives all her money to the underprivileged.

The girl Kshirja Raje is from Mumbai. She gives all her profits earned from handicraft business to the poor and people in need. Her story is inspired many adults when they read it on the Facebook page Humans of Bombay.

Kshirja is a normal child and behaves similar to her counterparts. But one incident changed her attitude. As a result she wanted to help the underprivileged as much as she can. One day when her mother prepared some food which she did not like, she was being fussy with that. Then her mother took her to a neighborhood slum area. The people in that area distributed food from a food truck.

They are taking food without any questions. Moreover, they were eager to get it. The children are rushing behind the truck to get the distributed food. They do not know when they would get their next meal. Food is a basic need. But, in this area, people are not sure to get it. This changed her mindset. She then decided to help them in whatever way she can.

She started making small sky lanterns during the festival of Diwali in that year and earned some money by selling them to her friends and relatives. She then bought sweets for the slum area kids and distributed them in the festival. Seeing the joy of festival on their faces, Kshirja decided to continue her help to them. She then started making paper quilling objects like greeting cards, envelops, handicrafts etc. and used the profits earned for a noble cause.

Unfortunately, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had to undergo treatment for it. Then, this little girl thought about poor cancer patients who are unable to afford their medical expenses. She raised Rs.30,000 for cancer patients and helped them. Now Diwali is approaching, Kshirja decided to conduct a workshop for the poor cancer kids at the Tata Memorial hospital. In this workshop, she will teach them on making handicrafts. She tries to add a little light and smile to the underprivileged children each Diwali.

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