Each morning, Aarush walked almost four miles to school. As the oldest child in the family, it was important for him to continue his education. If there was any hope for him to help his impoverished family or create a new future for himself, he had to get to school. Aarush, the son of a daily laborer, grew up on an expansive tea estate, where his father worked on the plantation. Poverty and lack of education shackled most of these people on the tea gardens. The only way out for Aarush was an education, enabling him to get a better job outside the tea fields. But there was one huge obstacle: There weren’t any schools near the tea gardens. The closest one was almost four miles away. With no school bus or public transportation for children whose families worked and lived on the estate, the only option was to walk.
Aarush’s father, Palin, was discouraged at the condition of his family. After working hard all day, he barely brought home $1.50. His physical strength was waning, and he worried about his family’s future.
A Bicycle – an Unexpected Gift
Pastor Duddu, a GFA-supported pastor in the region, regularly visited the tea gardens to pray for the laborers and offer encouragement through the Word of God.
One day, while Pastor Duddu made his regular visit to the tea estate community, he met Palin and his family…
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