Borba Devi Camp is a labour camp in Chembur and my father owns a piece of agricultural land where these labourers had build tents and used to live and work out of there for the past 11 years. These labourers did very menial jobs such as tyre puncture repairs, wood carvings, repairing household equipments and so on. They are uneducated and live with very little means to support themselves and their families. My father used to provide them electricity and access to our water supply as well. On May, 18th 2021, Mumbai was hit with Cyclone Tauktae which caused a lot of havoc and destruction to property as well as human life. The sheds and tents these labourers had built over the years were completely destroyed and the electricity connection was also disrupted due to damage to the power line. These labourers are now left without a roof over their head and no source of any income which was already impacted due to the lockdown happening throughout the country.
If my father was alive he would have done everything in his power to make sure these labourers do not have to face these hardships, but the massive hospitalisation bills of myself and my father with no help from insurance companies has left us in a tight spot to arrange these funds at this moment. We are trying to arrange Rs. 25lacs (approximately $30,000) to help rebuild these sheds, install a new power line, and arrange food and rations for these 5 families till they can resume work and the lockdown is lifted. Any help whether small or big, from your side would massively help these people survive these tough times and continue to live their lives with little dignity by not having to beg on the streets.
We Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything. Stay Safe.