Saroj was born on January 9, 2005 in the village of Dungedunge, Nepal. When he was only 6 years old, his mother died of health complications. His village is remote and isolated, so his family does not have immediate access to healthcare. His father remarried another woman.
Unfortunately in Nepal, oftentimes step-children are not given the same attention and love as biological children, and so Saroj was left without basic necessities like clothes or adequate food. Saroj is from the same village as Reuben’s parents. When Reuben would travel to visit his parents, he always noticed how helpless this poor boy was. He knew something needed to change.
If Saroj stayed in his home, Reuben knew he would end up on the streets or sold for trafficking. So Reuben brought Saroj to the orphanage. (Above: Saroj Rai in Scooty)
Saroj is mature in understanding things. He listens carefully to what you are saying and responds. He is more than happy to help with chores around the orphanage. He cleans rooms, prepares food and sets the table. He loves to play soccer and watch cartoons. Saroj has a piggy bank and when someone gives him money he puts it in the piggy bank.
Saroj loves buying things that are needed in the kitchen. When there is a shortage of things, he rushes to the little store nearby to buy it. He helps. There is a deepness in him, and understanding beyond his age that could be noticed. And at the same time, he is joyful and exuberant, curious and friendly. Thank you for your help for Saroj. The change and new direction for Saroj is night and day—and it couldn’t be done without your support and generosity. Thank you!
Fun Questions about Saroj:
Favorite Veggie: Red pumpkin.
Favorite Food: Chicken chowmin and momos
Why He Likes Being a Kid: Because he can enjoy riding his bike and playing
Future Plans: Become a good soccer player
Favorite Bible Character and Why: Noah, because he believed in God and did what God told him to do
Favorite Animal: Leopard because they can climb tree and hunt prey.
If you choose a new name for yourself, what could it be? He replied, ‘Moses’ because he was a great leader.
His Best Friend in School: Aryan, because they do homework together and help each other when they get confused.
CHILD HEALTH UPDATE
Saroj Rai 2016 August
Name: Saroj Rai Age: 12
Date of Birth: NEPALI 2016/09/25, ENGLISH
Father Name: LOK PRASAD RAI
Mother Name: FULL KUMARI RAI
Support Since: 2015
Weight: 29 KG
Height: 4 FEET 2 INCHES
Eye Color: BLACK
Hair Color: BLACK
Class: 9 in PRIVATE SCHOOL
Blood Group: A+
Fall sick in last 12 Months: 00