Harika's mother passed away when she was two years old. Her father decided he couldn’t handle the responsibility of raising her alone, so he sent her to live with her aunt. Her aunt didn’t care for her and would beat the young girl regularly. She would burn her skin with firewood and cigarettes and would leave the wounds to fester. There isn’t much information as to how Harika joined Aarti Home, but somebody dropped her off when she was three years old. Thankfully, Harika was rescued from this torture before it become worse. 


Today, Harika is 9 years old and she is in the 4th grade.

What do you love the most in Aarti Home?

I love my friends, singing and dancing!

“Why do you like to dance?”

So that I can perform one day!