I am fundraising to help a single mom and her kids build their Home

Why am I fundraising?

Pushpa is a wonderful young woman; hard-working, ever-smiling, conscientious and a great mother to her two little children, who are 3 and 5 years old. With already existing setbacks of poverty, lack of education, a forced marriage at 16, life was particularly harsh when Pushpa found herself all alone at 22. Her husband passed away leaving behind two young children, no money, no home, and lots of hospital bills. Kicked out of her husband's home by in-laws during this time of grief and mourning, Pushpa faced social ostracism and isolation. Despite her own health problems, she has single-handedly toiled hard to earn a living for her children, and her old mother. She works as domestic help starting her day at 5:30 am every single day.

This family of 4 lives in extremely poor conditions. Their home, as you can see in the picture, is a tent held together with a few logs of wood. Cold, damp, and unsafe, this family is left unprotected, and deprived of life's basic need. Every time it rains, their little "jhopdi" with a tarp roof is flooded. Pushpa's 3 year old daughter, who is terrified of thunder and lightning, clings to her mother and cries all night. The family waits in agony wondering if today is the day when the winds carry their tent away.

Their life's most ardent wish is to live in their own home, be dry, warm, and safe. Pushpa has a small piece of land her father had given her, which is where she plans to build.

Please extend your support to help this family realize their life's most earnest dream. Without your kindness, this journey is long, arduous, and almost impossible. You can make this dream come true, in return for that fantastic feeling of having made a world of a difference to someone's life.

What do I plan to do with the funds?

Our target is to raise Rs. 5 Lakhs through this campaign. Your contribution will help build a home with 1 bedroom, living room, kitchen and bath for this family of 4. 


Pushpa was found eligible for a government home loan of Rs. 1 lakh, based on the size of her land.  She has applied for this, and it is in process. 

I will post regular updates to keep you informed of how this project proceeds, and of the children's excited reactions
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28th March 2016
Dear friends,
I am very excited to share that a dream called "home" is now a reality!! The construction of Pushpa's home is now complete. Our wonderful Contractor, Gopinath Vijaynagara handed over the keys to the home this past week. Pushpa is now looking for a suitable time to complete the housewarming rituals and move in. Yay!! I cannot thank you all enough. Wishing you the best in all you do. Mission accomplished!! :)
3rd March 2016
Dear supporter,

Thank you all for your contribution for Pushpa. The light at the end of the tunnel is finally visible for her.

Construction for Pushpa is almost done, painting and electrical work are currently in progress.

 Sharing some pictures below, this dream of Pushpa's home wouldn't be possible without you. Thank you each and everyone for your contribution.

8th February 2016
Dear supporters, 

This is Reshma here. A dream called home for Pushpa is inches away from reality! Thank you to everyone who donated to my campaign.  We visited the construction site and were really impressed. Pushpa's home is coming up so quick. It looks beautiful. More updates and pictures to follow. 

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raised of Rs.166,000 goal

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Supporters (42)

Anonymous donated Rs.100
about 1 year ago
Anonymous donated Rs.200
over 1 year ago
Milaap Impact Partner
Milaap Impact Partner donated US $40
over 2 years ago

Matching payment towards Anand’s contribution

Anand donated US $40
over 2 years ago
Bhawna donated Rs.1,000
over 2 years ago

Wish you and your children a happy and fulfilling life

Urvi donated US $25
over 2 years ago