Pooja, a 15-year-old girl nodded in innocence as per the decision of her mother and stepfather, to be the fiancée for a 35-year-old widower.
Pooja thought this could at least release her from “routine hard work” as house maid in several houses for her daily bread.
With shattered dream and rejection from home, she tried to find security in her work place but was abused by many.
As her parents fixed marriage, CFI came to know the story of Pooja and intervened in providing support to her through a trained field staff.
CFI covers 'Maternal and Child Health' project in this slum area where Pooja comes from.
CFI provided counselling to the girl about her own right in choosing a life partner at marriageable age.
Moreover, awareness camps were introduced in the village and organized peer pressure in support of the girl.
By convincing them the legal consequences of child marriage, her parents changed their decision.
CFI promised all efforts for her marriage at the appointed time and now stands with her for her a better future.