Akshya comes from a very poor family that travels around seasonally for work. Her parents work as a watchmen over fields and they move from village to village as needed for work. Because of their travel, Akshya's parents could not send her to school and they were struggling financially to provide her and her older brother with enough food. Akshya's parents heard about Little Lamps Children's Home where children from poor families can live and receive proper care and a good education. They decided that it would best to let Akshya live at Little Lamps so that she could have a bright and happy future.