Nila's fight for her future
Nila, now 17, came from a very poor family in Bangladesh when she joined a local World Vision sponsorship programme. She received school equipment and books, and could go to school more, where she learned about leadership and children’s rights. “It built up my confidence. So, when my parents wanted me to marry, I knew what to do. I talked to them and made them understand the bad effects of early marriage. I was so happy when they agreed to stop my marriage and I could continue my studies."