Sumaiya's father is a salesman. He earns very little from the sale commission. With his little income, it was quite difficult for them to maintain their family. Her mother cannot go out to work as she has to look after Sumaiya's little sister. In this situation, it was difficult for them to bear Sumaiya's education costs. So they got her admitted to a madrasa, as it was cheaper. But when their house got burned in the fire at their slum last year, they lost everything. They could not send Sumaiya to madrasa anymore. From then, she's totally out of touch with any form of education. A sponsorship would really help them send her to school to have a little education and have a better future.