Alina, a 14 year old, physically handicapped, yet scholastically promising daughter of a single mother, receives amonthly medical stipend. Fourteen years old Alina has a family of four. They live in rented flat shared with another relative.
Her mother, a single parent, has a small CD/ Cassette shop in Chettrapati as the only source of income. Alina has two eldersisters, of whom the eldest one has just started to work and the other one has just completed her highersecondary education. After Alina’s father passed away, her mother is having a tough time keeping up with thebasic necessities, sometimes even the daily meals.
Alina is a talented girl. She was born with a single kidney and leg, and other complications. She has beenoperated many a times. An artificial leg has been fitted and she has to go for regular medical check-ups. Alinaloves to study and draw. She has currently finished her 10th grade final exam (SLC) from Small Heaven BoardingSchool, Kathmandu.