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Abandoned, Orphaned and Disadvantaged Children’s Services Worldwide – Pearl S. Buck International

(aka) Pearl S. Buck International, Inc.

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520 Dublin Road Perkasie , PA  18944-3000 Phone 800 220-BUCK

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Child discrimination knows no place at home with family. We match the world's children with families through adoption, child sponsorship and cross cultural exchange.

Real Life

Prior to becoming a sponsored child of Pearl S. Buck International, Sarika was having trouble in school and her living conditions were poor. Her home consisted of a small hut with a leaved roof that, in the rainy season, had to have buckets on the floor to catch the rain water. Her parents had very little income to buy food, warm clothes, and the necessities of life for Sarika and her young siblings. Her father worked very hard in a rice field and her mother stayed at home to take care of the young children, but her father's wages were not enough to support the family. Her parents frequently skipped meals so that their children would be able to eat. Despite the poverty in which they lived, Sarika's parents saved enough money to operate a small grocery shop. Sarika was also hired by a neighbor to grow corn plants in the village during school holidays. She earns $2.50 USD per day and spends it on necessary things for herself. With other free time, she weaves clothes for family members.

Through the support of her Sponsor and Pearl S. Buck International, Sarika has received educational support such as school uniforms, book bags, and essential school supplies. Pearl S. Buck International has provided home visits, encouragement, counseling, educational and health care advice to Sarika and her family. Sarika looks forward to graduating from high school and would like to attend college in order to get a good job as a teacher. Sarika said all of the continued support and good care that she receives from Pearl S. Buck International is helping her to do well in school and succeed in life.