This is the sad story of Biswajit Jana who first lost his job to the pandemic and then lost his home in the mega-cyclone Amphan and now, after hundreds of trips to the local authorities for financial support, has also lost all his hope.
Biswajit used to live in a mud house near the coastal areas of West Bengal, India. When the cyclone hit, his house was completely destroyed to rubble. He believes that his family was safe only due to the grace of god.
He and his family (of 5) have been staying under a make-shift kind of arrangement since then.
Six months ago, he was promised some financial assistance by the government, which he hasn't received till date. Also, with the state elections round the corner and the model code of conduct kicking-in soon, the possibility of receiving this assistance is dying gradually.
Approaching the local banks for a loan has also turned futile for Biswajit because banks can't offer loans to someone who doesn't have a stable job for past 10 months.
A humble pucca house would cost Biswajit somewhere around Rs. 3 lakh. He is the sole earner of his family and now he feels even more helpless as he is unable to provide a basic shelter to them.
To build a roof over his head before monsoon sets in, falling back to the community is the very last hope he has now. Biswajit and his family need your support in their tough times.