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Support Haider Ali's Family
of Rs.5,00,000
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    Aajeevika Bureau
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Hailder Ali Mansoori

    from Mumbai, Maharashtra

Update (21st November)The funds raised via this campaign will be used to support the family.

Forty-year-old Haider Ali Mansoori had never imagined that his life would change drastically in a span of a few seconds on September 5, 2018. 

A father of five children and the only earning member, Haider supported his family by working as a daily wage construction worker in Mumbai's Saki Naka area. The money he earned was only enough for his wife, Maheebunnisha, to buy provisions and cook food for her family on that given day. 

On September 5, Haider set out from his home to work in a nearby construction site. With no safety gear or support, he was instructed to climb up to a height of 10 feet to stand on a weak, narrow plank. In a matter of seconds, the plank collapsed and Haider fell on the ground. He fell unconscious and was immediately rushed to a nearby private hospital; and later moved to the government-run Sion Hospital.  Over the next 50 days, he underwent several tests and surgeries, following which he was declared paralysed waist-down. He also developed advanced bed sores. 

With bills piling up to more than Rs One Lakh, the family was compelled to bring him back to their rented room in Jari Mari in November 2018. A private hospital in the neighbourhood has provided for a wound vac machine to pump out the fluid in the sores. But the machine rentals are high and the family has to spend over Rs 15,000 a week to keep Haider alive. All their savings have been flushed down. The younger children have been temporarily sent to a relatives' home, while the adolescent sons have been forced to take up daily wage work. All of them have had to leave school.

Aajeevika Bureau, a leading not-for-profit organisation that has been working with migrant labourers over the past 15 years, is currently supporting Haider in his fight to seek justice. Two months after the accident, the police has finally registered a FIR against the contractor. Legal proceedings are underway.

"I don't even know where my next meal is going to come from," says Maheebunnisha, who has spent the last two months in great trauma seated by Haider's side. "My children are very young. We had so many dreams to build our lives in this city. In a matter of seconds, everything collapsed."

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