Making Dipa’s Dream of Becoming a Doctor a Reality

Dipa Ruparel knew from an early age that she wanted to become a doctor. She excelled throughout her school years, and her performance on her 12th grade exams earned her admission to medical school. However, her family’s difficult financial situation presented a barrier to her attendance. Her father, the only wage earner in the family, owns a small shop in Junagadh in Gujarat, but his salary of Rs. 75,000 per year just covered the basic expenses for their household of five. When looking for a way to make her dreams a reality, Dipa found the Sister Nivedita Foundation and learned about the opportunity to apply for an Educate 2 Graduate scholarship. She was delighted, and Share & Care’s support allowed her to attend. She earned a place at the top of her class each year, and Dr. Dipa Ruparel and her husband now operate their own clinic in Ahmedabad and have opened a new hospital as well. The support Dipa received throughout medical school ensured her bright future, and she alone now earns ten times her family’s original income each year. She is so grateful to Share & Care to be able to live out her dream of working as a doctor.

Dipa Ruparel is now living her dream of becoming a doctor.