Laxmi has been at the shelter since she was 1 year old. Her mother was very sick and could not care for her. Laxmi’s health was very poor, when the Secretary General of the Women’s Foundation brought her to the shelter. She was the first child to live at the shelter and is a very popular member of the family. She is top of her class at school and every night she is asleep by 8 o’clock. She wakes up every morning at 4 o’clock and immediately goes to ask Renu Sharma (Secretary General) to tell her a story.
In April 2002 Laxmi went to hospital for a general check-up. The love and care she receives at the shelter was evident when the doctor asked her what her name was and she responded by saying: “I have three names; ‘Laxmi’, ‘Bunch of Love’ and ‘Peace of Heart’.”