Mamatha, 34 years old, Bangalore, India
Mamatha is a stay-at-home mother to 2 children, a 16 year old son and a 13 year old daughter. Her husband, Kumaraswamy, a rental auto driver passed away due to COVID-19 on 13th May.
Mamatha was struggling to pay the house rent and was facing eviction by the landlord. She says, ”With this financial support, I would be able to pay both my rent and my children’s school fees. I am immensely grateful for this well-timed support. This will also give me the time to find a job as a domestic worker.
K Manjula, Bangalore, India
Manjula lost her husband to COVID-19 and has no other source of income. The cash relief has helped her to clear her loans. She is looking for work as a daily wage earner as she needs to take care of her mother-in-law and support her daughter's education.
Chandrakala, Mahabubnagar, Telangana
Chandrakala lost her husband to COVID-19 and has to take care of her 2 young sons. She was very happy with the cash relief support she received from Ashray Akruti. She says it will help clear her debts and support her children’s education. She plans to buy a sewing machine in order to generate some income for the family.
AshwiniArkasali, Shanthi Nagara Keshavapura, Hubli
Ashwini Arkasali is a bright second year student studying engineering. She lives with her mother and younger brother in Hubli.
Ashwini’s 53 year father, who worked as carpenter, succumbed to COVID-19 in the first week of May'21. He was the sole earner of the family. Her father’s passing was a shock to Ashwini and she considered terminating her education in order to support her family. The financial support in the form of cash will help sustain the family for a few more months. This has also given Ashwini the opportunity to continue her engineering education.
UddagiriJwalitha, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
Jwalitha is a student at SRR Engineering College, Bhimavaram. Jwalitha lost her mother, a tailor, to COVID-19. Her father, a construction
supervisor, currently has no salary. Funds received from GiveIndia have helped Jwalitha’s family to take care of their immediate requirements like medicines for her father, household expenses and school fees for both Jwalitha and her brother.