Gowri's Education and Food | Milaap
Gowri's Education and Food
of Rs.1,00,000
30 supporters
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    Created by

    Deekshitha Ramesh
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Gowri Shrinivas

    from Bangalore, Karnataka

Srinivas, I met him a year back in his small petty shop. I knew the local ngo had worked with him during his rehabilitation. It was in 2002 that he had his spinal cord injured. He was crossing the railway track and fainted on the track. After that he only remembers waking up in hospital with non functional legs. He was bedridden. He had support of his wife and a little daughter. Unfortunately in 2005 his wife left him to choose another life, she was no longer there to take care of him. The little one was just 3 and half years old then.

2007 he was almost dead with wounds and bed sours. That’s when NGO found him for rehab. He recalls " My daughter did everything to me. From cleaning to cooking, she is the only one I had " From then till today he struggles to earn his livelihood.

The small shop he has is not there anymore, because the owner doesn't allow him to have one. He stays in a small hut in a school ground. After years of struggle government has sanctioned a small piece of land where he wants to build a small hut for living.
He has no family except her daughter !! Now she is in first year degree. When I asked to meet her, she did not turn up Srinivas says " She has lost hope on people madam. People come ask story and leave . She has posed for many pictures and seen me cry internally ".

Last year I went and met Gowri after which I found her opening up and asked me if I can sponsor for her first year education which costed 30K . I am thankful to beautiful souls on this earth who came forward to help her. Now its her second year . Gowri dropped me a text last week and said " Akka can you please help me this year also ? I want to study "  .

I know its not only education , now Srinivas can't travel or earn sit for long as his situation has become more terrible. They hadly depend on 1000 rs stipend from government. Can we help her minimum of 2000 per month for her healthy minimal food along with her admission fee :)

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