Manisha is Bivek's sister and of course their story is the same. They come from a very poor family of six members. The mother was a housewife, the father worked on construction sites, and they also have two bigger brothers. Because of the low income the family had for their parents was impossible to cover even the basic needs of food and cloth. They were sharing one room in a rented house made from mud and the conditions there were really bad.
That's why Manisha and her brother Bivek decided to go and live in the streets of Kathmandu. But life there was hard, they needed to beg for money, food and clothes, and during the nights some groups of children harass them to rob whatever they got during the day.
They only had one blanket to share between both of them, and because this regular robs that they suffered from other street kids, a couple of days without eating anything.
After knowing the situation of Manisha and Bivek, they were brought to Sundarijal Children’s’ Home. Here they can share with other kids of their same age, be under good care, have nice food and a warm bed were to sleep, and the best of all, they can regularly go to school.
Now she is 17 years old and has been in the house for the past five years. In school she is going through class 2, were she is doing very well. Her favorite subjects are english, grammar and social.
Manisha loves talking and sharing with other kids, in school or in the house you will see her playing different games that children create, like playing with the hands, or ropes, or a rubber band ball.
During free time she likes drawing, painting and when there's a workshop of making wrist bands she is the first sitting there to learn. She is really friendly girl always taking care of the smaller children and helping her friends in whatever they need.