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Ram

Rekha was first noticed by Project I Am staff when she was digging through a local dump for scrap metal to sell.

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Shalem Raj

Shalem Raj witnessed the murder of his mother and father during a home invasion leaving him very traumatized. For a while, he lived in his aunt’s home, but she was physically abusive to him.

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Vishnu

Vishnu had only ever known the streets as home. Being the oldest of five siblings, he needed a way to take care of them. A local gang trained him to be a professional pickpocketer.

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Ganesh

Ganesh’s mother died when he was  2 years old and his father was murdered in 2017. With no one to care for him, he was living on streets and begging for money and food to survive.

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Ajay

Ajay was living on the streets with his four other siblings. Him and his older brother spent the day doing odd jobs and begging in order to buy enough food to take care of his younger siblings.

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Naresh

Naresh’s mother died when he was  4 years old and his father was murdered in 2017. With no one to care for him, he was living on streets and begging for money and food to survive.

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Ramesh

The only life Ramesh knew was playing in the streets and sleeping under a tarp on the side of a major street. His father was murdered in 2016 and his mother was a chronic alcoholic.

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Ashok

Ashok was left to care for himself on the streets after his father was murdered and his mother became a chronic alcoholic. He would beg all day in the streets, sometimes selling pens and balloons.

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Abinay E

Abiney lost his father at a young age. He was forced to work odd jobs to care for his sick mother. His education was not a priority and he soon fell behind in school.

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Mahesh P

Mahesh became an orphan when he was a very young boy. Since 2008, he has been cared for by the Kadari family. Due to an illness, he is partially handicapped in his left hand.

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Sai Ram

Sai Ram’s father was murdered when he was 4 years old by his uncle. His mother sent him to work for the local milk man who forced him to work 14 hour days for very minimal wages.

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Bunny B

Bunny’s father was murdered when he was 6 years old by his uncle. Struggling with autism, Bunny’s mother left him locked at home all day while she worked in a local hospital and his younger brother delivered milk.

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Ravi S

Ravi S. was living in a large slum in Hyderabad. He had no access to even the basic essentials a child needs like food, shelter or education.

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Abinay A

Abinay’s father died in 2017. Because of the sudden tragedy, his mother became mentally unstable. Now the sole provider, she locked Abinay and his younger brother inside their home for 12 hours a day while she worked as a domestic servant.

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Rithik

Rithik’s father died in 2017. Because of the sudden tragedy, his mother became mentally unstable. Now the sole provider, she locked Rithik and his older brother inside their home for 12 hours a day while she worked as a domestic servant.

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Janith

Janith fled from his home with his mother and older brother when he was four years old. His father was an alcoholic and physically abused the entire family.

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Yernith

Yernith fled from his home with his mother and younger brother when he was six years old. His father was an alcoholic and physically abused the entire family.

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Ajay S

Ajay S. was living in a large slum in Hyderabad. He had no access to even the basic essentials a child needs like food, shelter or education.

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Samuel V

Hi, my name is Samuel G.! When I was little, my mom died and my father started working long hours to cope with the grief caused by my mother’s death. I was neglected and forced to care for myself.

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