7 yrs old
This is Anees.
He lives in Pakistan.
In 2011, his father suffered a fatal heart attack, leaving Anees, his mother (Kousar Parveen) and sister (Zainab Noor) to look after each other.
The family suffered financial hardship without their sole breadwinner, and with no regular source of income Anees’ mother, Kousar, could not to afford to send her children to school.
The family’s household status went down, and her health began to deteriorate as they started to become isolated from social gatherings and celebrations.
Now, thanks to sponsorship from Orphans in Need, all of this has changed…
Orphans in Need stepped in, and now both Anees and Zainab have been sponsored.
This has enabled them to not only to go to school on a regular basis, but also get extra coaching classes so that they can have a brighter future.