The “Little” Things Make a Big Difference | Suja’s Story
Love. Care. Support. These were vital components of Suja’s life as a Little Sister. “LSF was there for me through thick and thin,” explained Suja. “Not only did they support my primary and secondary education, but LSF also gave me the courage and strength to pursue my dreams of higher education.”
Suja has been a Little Sister since she was in 2nd grade. Now, as a third year medical student at Lumbini Medical College in Palpa, Nepal, she is on her way to realizing her dream of becoming a doctor with the help of LSF’s Higher Education Opportunity Fund. She hopes to use her education and medical skills to care for others and bring comfort to those who need her help.
The COVID-19 pandemic has opened Suja’s eyes to the importance of the “little” things, like family to lean on, food to eat, and a house to live in. While the mix of feelings she has experienced during lockdown have sometimes been difficult, they have strengthened her resolve to bring positive change to Nepal. “Women can have a huge impact on their families, society, and their country. Women are half the talent of the human race. If they are given the opportunity, they can and will use their diverse capabilities to lead the country to a sustainable future,” Suja told us.