Vinita was destined to follow her parents life: get married early and slog out in the paddy field all her life, like most folks from her village. But destiny took a sharp turn.Instead of getting married, Vinita went to Lucknow and attended Auxiliary Nurse and Midwife (ANM) course for two years.
Before the training, my parents were planning to get me married. I was 17 years old then. At that time World Vision India staff talked to my parents and told them they would send me for a nurse training, says Vinita.
After completing the course, Vinita came back to Lalitpur and started working in a childrens hospital. My happiest day at work was when a weak baby was brought to the hospital and we could help. He was bleeding from his nose and mouth.
His parents had given up hope of saving him. We tried so much and were able to save his life. Now the baby is 5 years old. It gives me so much pleasure to realize that he survived because of our efforts, says Vinita, in her white lab coat.
Vinita is the first in the family to go to college. Today I have become a nurse. World Vision India has helped me a lot, spent a lot of money on my education and for that I am very grateful she says.