Aarthi had only ever known the streets as home. Her parents neglected her and she was forced to beg every day in the traffic, often verbally harassed by the crowds. She was in a very vulnerable situation being a young girl with no protection that a child needs. She was rescued by Project I Am International in 2018. She is now healthy, thriving, and safe. Her mom still chooses the streets as her home, but comes and visits Aarthi occasionally.