But it was a struggle to survive, and eventually, Shyamoli was forced to drop out of school to work in a bakery. Each day, her job was to pack and seal the crackers in their plastic wrap, melting wax by open flames.
"I had no other choice to send her to work," Abdul says. "I was struggling to manage money or to afford food for the family."
But with the help of supporters like you, World Vision could provide a cash grant each month to support Shyamoli’s educational expenses, and helped Abdul gain his own rickshaw, instead of renting one for work.
Now, amid the artwork, Abdul and Shyamoli have a vision board up – a reminder of their goals for their future that World Vision is supporting them to achieve.
"If this vision board is displayed here, it encourages me not to miss school any day," says Shyamoli. Now, her future can be more than she ever imagined.