I have sponsored Phurba since he was four years old. It’s a huge privilege to feel that I have played a part in helping him to gain an education and the opportunity to create a life that wouldn’t otherwise have been open to him. He is the same age as my daughter and it has been lovely for her to be part of the process; to write letters to Phurba and get a sense of how other children in the world live. I was lucky enough to go for a visit in 2012 and finally get to meet Phurba. He is a quiet, considerate and bright boy, with his whole life ahead of him, which I am very glad I can be some small part of.