Shimla lives with her mother and brother in a slum dwelling in a city in Bangladesh. She used to be a beggar, but now she helps support her family by making handicrafts, a skill she learned in the OneLife day-shelter for girls. Shimla’s dream of becoming an artist may come true after all.
The day-shelter prevents child trafficking and child marriages by providing free education and skills training, meals and medical care for beggar girls. Since the girl’s shelter is