Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society (BREADS)

A leg-up can make a life

Divya, as the eldest daughter with two younger brothers, was brought up as a responsible, vibrant, and cheerful girl. She lost her father at a very young age and her mother was the sole support of the family. Hailing from a middle-class family, Divya always aspired to become a success in her studies and career as she deeply desired to support her younger siblings and mother to have a decent
standard of living. Divya was an active member of BOSCO Youth Services in Bangalore. In 2018, Divya’s mother could not put together the required fees for Divya to continue her BCA in Web Sciences. They sought help from various sources, including educational loans from financial institutions. The various compliances were hard to fulfill and Divya shared her struggles with the Salesian priest heading BOSCO Youth Services, who suggested that she approach BREADS for support.

Doubtful of receiving such a large sum from an NGO, Divya and her mother nevertheless approached BREADS. Divya was thrilled to be accepted for the Dr. Hauber scholarship (an interest-free student
loan) and successfully graduated from college in 2019 because of it. Divya’s first job at Radical Edge Learning Consultants as an Operations Executive enables her to support her mother run the household. Divya is especially grateful that she can earn a decent income during the difficult period of the COVID pandemic. She has even begun to repay her scholarship amount so that this spring of support can refresh other lives in need. All thanks to the Dr. Hauber scholarship and BREADS.