Thank you for clicking on this link. This campaign is for Baby Gaur, a devoted mother of three bright children, whose family’s security and future were severely impacted by COVID. Born in Deoria, Uttar Pradesh in 1988, Baby could only complete class 10th, and like in most traditional rural families, she was married off at an early age. Today, Baby is the lone bread earner in her family and works as a house help in Lucknow to support her young children - Krishna Gaur (14 years), Preeti Gaur (11 years) and Priya Gaur (9 years).
Baby's mission to create a safe future for her family:
Baby is a fighter and understands the importance of educating children, especially young girls, and what the lack of such opportunities can do. Before COVID hit, she had plans of opening a food stall in Lucknow, a city known for its culture, warm people and their love for food. Her little labor of love would have given her family a significant kickstart towards a stable income, and her children an education that she never had.
COVID not only affected her plan, but it also took away whatever she used to earn as a house help. It’s been close to three years now and Baby is still dealing with the aftermath of the pandemic. Though Baby is back to working as a house help, she is struggling hard to fulfill the family's basic needs, with the family struggling to deal with the financial, social and emotional impact of COVID-19. For a woman who missed all opportunities in life due to poverty and lack of support, she wants to do all that she can to create a different life for her young ones.
Baby is now more determined than ever to set up her food stall and realizes that the ability to earn independently using the skills she has is the only thing that can secure her children’s future. Baby has the skills, will, potential and a detailed plan to fight her way out of misfortune and provide the best life possible for her children - but she needs support.
How your support could help Baby:
- INR 5 lakh can help secure her children’s tuition, clothes, books, stationary and daily household expenses for the next three years.
- INR 5 lakh can help her set up the food stall (including mobile cart, gas, utensils, raw materials, local permissions and cover operational costs for at least a period of 12 months to be able to set foot and earn money from her new work).
- INR 3 lakh for the rent and household expenses for the next two years.
- INR 2 lakh could help her keep some money aside for medical emergencies and feel safer in case something like COVID were to happen again.
Note: While everyone knows her as Baby, her exact name is listed as 'Bebi Gound' on her Aadhaar Card and other government identifications. She works as my house help in Lucknow and I have known her for the last five years and seen her struggle and determination to improve her children's life, she just needs a bit of support to stand her ground firmly.