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Help 250 families fight the pang of hunger

Dear Readers,
I hope you're well and safe as you read my plea. I, along with my peers teach in low-income schools across three clusters in Pune. They are Bhosari, Bopodi, and Yerwada. Most of our students have migrated from their hometown to Pune for better opportunities, for enough to fill their stomach, essentially.
As I have come to realise during the phase of lockdown, privilege is a bitter pill to swallow. It is hard to imagine half the world on the verge of starvation as I recreate some recipe I watched on the internet. My privilege is not my fault, however, I cannot deny it. By the virtue of being at a place where I can get the voices of my children's family heard, I'm writing to all of you for kindness, for hope, for compassion in the times that have made people come down on their knees. My friends and I have been speaking to our children's families regularly, soon they started running out of food and distance learning with a hungry stomach doesn't go hand in hand. Do I expect them to have internet when they are trying to save ration by eating Roti with water? That seems unlikely. I received a call today, a voice on the phone said, "Didi ration got over. Sorry. Can you help?" I checked my account and sent whatever was left of my stipend.
"I got Polio when I was 7 years old. It was this fever that won't go away for a month and when it did, I just couldn't walk. My parents did not even realise it was Polio. My family left Orissa when the famine struck our village and we came to Jharkhand and from there to Pune. All for enough food on the plate, madam. I'm a painter, I last got my salary on 10th March. I also suffer from blood pressure and diabetes. I'm only left with 300 rupees now. Can you see if you can help? Don't misunderstand me, madam." says Narottam Kumar, father of Aman Kumar.
There are way too many families and we don't have enough.
In Yerwada, little Shubhangi studies in grade 8 and stays with her parents in the nearby slum."They feel she will give them this disease," said Shubhangi's father while crying for help recently after they ran out of their savings after not being able to work for more than a month. Their home in the middle of the community is one in dozens of single-room structures with shared toilets and no running water.
It is among the many potential coronavirus breeding grounds. "We store water in buckets for drinking and cooking. We can't waste it to wash [our] hands every time," the father said. You see when I entered the classroom, I told them what I had learnt during my training "I'm because we are." Today, they need to see that their teacher did not lie to them, that the world is full of kindness. It is in these times that we lend a hand to make a bridge between the strong and the weak, and show that our compassion is the legacy we leave behind as a generation.
With hope and best wishes,
A bunch of expectant teachers

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21st May 2020
We reached out to 10 families in Vizag with your help!

B. Ramanamma, living in the area of Ambedkar colony,does household chores in the neighborhood apartments and works at a medical store to earn a livelihood. Her husband abandoned her and ran away years ago. Left with no children and any other family members to live along, Ramanamma is alone and is surviving on the salary last received on 5th April.


G. Nagamani, lives in Ambedkar colony along with her son of a school-going-age and performs cooking duties in a SC/ST boys hostel to earn a livelihood. Her husband passed away a few years back. Ever since the lockdown began in the month of March, her job turned out to be an insecure opportunity to look forward in the future as Nagamani had last received her salary on 15th February.

J. Mani, lives in Ambedkar colony along with her son who is pursuing hotel management studies. She performs cooking duties and other household chores in a couple of neighbouring apartments. Her husband abandoned her years ago. The family has been surviving on her salary that got cut to half by the owners owing to the lockdown crisis. She last received her salary on 1st May.


Ch. Lakshmi, lives in Ambedkar colony along with her brother who is suffering from a physical problem. She performs household chores for a family in neighbouring apartments and last received her salary on 7th May.


G. Gowri lives in Ambedkar colony along with her 2-yr old child and one of her feet is impaired due to the polio disease that affected her in the past. She  has no occupation due to her handicapped leg and earns pension from the Govt  which she last received on 1st May.


B. Latha lives in Ambedkar colony along with a family of 5 members constituting two school-going daughters, her mother and mother-in-law. Her husband passed away a few days ago. The family had no occupation at present. The pension they applied is yet to come and the last source of income they received is the Government ration granted to them in April.


R. Gowri lives in Ambedkar colony along with her husband and two children. She and her husband work as coolie labourers for daily wages in order to earn livelihood. They last received their salary on 7th May.


S. Aruna, lives in Ambedkar colony along with her husband and two children. She and her husband had not received salary since 10th February as the lockdown had severely deprived them from work as daily labourers.


K. Akkamma lives alone in Ambedkar colony and has severe health issues evident from her prime age. Left with no family members, Akkamma only survives on the pension given by the govt every month. She last received it in the month of May.


D. Annapurna lives in Ambedkar colony along with her husband. Both of them work as coolie labourers for daily wages. They ran out of work since the month of February due to the lockdown crisis and are only depending on govt ration they last received in April.


We reached out to 10 families in Vizag with your help!

B. Ramanamma, living in the area of Ambedkar colony,does household chores in the neighborhood apartments and works at a medical store to earn a livelihood. Her husband abandoned her and ran away years ago. Left with no children and any other family members to live along, Ramanamma is alone and is surviving on the salary last received on 5th April.


G. Nagamani, lives in Ambedkar colony along with her son of a school-going-age and performs cooking duties in a SC/ST boys hostel to earn a livelihood. Her husband passed away a few years back. Ever since the lockdown began in the month of March, her job turned out to be an insecure opportunity to look forward in the future as Nagamani had last received her salary on 15th February.

J. Mani, lives in Ambedkar colony along with her son who is pursuing hotel management studies. She performs cooking duties and other household chores in a couple of neighbouring apartments. Her husband abandoned her years ago. The family has been surviving on her salary that got cut to half by the owners owing to the lockdown crisis. She last received her salary on 1st May.


Ch. Lakshmi, lives in Ambedkar colony along with her brother who is suffering from a physical problem. She performs household chores for a family in neighbouring apartments and last received her salary on 7th May.


G. Gowri lives in Ambedkar colony along with her 2-yr old child and one of her feet is impaired due to the polio disease that affected her in the past. She  has no occupation due to her handicapped leg and earns pension from the Govt  which she last received on 1st May.


B. Latha lives in Ambedkar colony along with a family of 5 members constituting two school-going daughters, her mother and mother-in-law. Her husband passed away a few days ago. The family had no occupation at present. The pension they applied is yet to come and the last source of income they received is the Government ration granted to them in April.


R. Gowri lives in Ambedkar colony along with her husband and two children. She and her husband work as coolie labourers for daily wages in order to earn livelihood. They last received their salary on 7th May.


S. Aruna, lives in Ambedkar colony along with her husband and two children. She and her husband had not received salary since 10th February as the lockdown had severely deprived them from work as daily labourers.


K. Akkamma lives alone in Ambedkar colony and has severe health issues evident from her prime age. Left with no family members, Akkamma only survives on the pension given by the govt every month. She last received it in the month of May.


D. Annapurna lives in Ambedkar colony along with her husband. Both of them work as coolie labourers for daily wages. They ran out of work since the month of February due to the lockdown crisis and are only depending on govt ration they last received in April.


5th May 2020
The extension of the lockdown led to more people being in desperate need of food. Families who live in the same community as our students have been skipping meals to ensure they don't run out of food. We are planning to reach 90 families per week so that we can serve people in need. There have also been families with 16 members and barely a tent for shelter, we have provided them with 2 relief kits in such cases. The updates section is continuously monitored and we request your support in helping us reach out to as many people as possible.

Read on to know about people we have helped so far:



Shadab Sheikh is a migrant worker who doesn't have an Aadhaar Card, the last few weeks has been a complete struggle for his family. We could only help the family once they reached out to us because of the donations we received from all over the world. Now is the time to show solidarity. Lets help more families like Shadab's.


Khurshid is a bright and hardworking child studying in 8th grade of Vini6 in Yerwada. Having been raised by a strong single mother, Khurshid dreams of reaching for the stars one day. However, the dearth of food made him question what good would be his education. When we called to ask him of his well being, he muttered a weak 'fine'. Shortly after the family shared their plight and his family received a relief kit. Let's ensure no bright child questions the point of education because of dearth of food. Keep supporting us in our cause.


A watchman by profession, Kamal's father struggled each day to make ends meet. However, the building people asked him to be at home when the virus started reaching the slums. Kamal wanted to send us a picture of his entire family, alas, he said "Bhaiya kamre mein sab ek saath baithne ka jagah nahi hain" (Bhaiya, not everyone can sit in this tiny room together). Help us reach more people like Kamal's father.


Vishwa Kamble's mother is a domestic violence survivor who moved out of her husband's house to make a living for her and her child. To ensure there was a good environment for the child while growing up, however the lockdown was incredibly tough on the family. With the donations we received, we could help Vishwa's family with enough ration to last them for the next few days. Vishwa says a big thank you to all.


Little Yasmin's father is a barber. He migrated from UP in search of livelihood but the lockdown threw everything into frenzy. The family reached out to us and thankfully with the help of all our donors, the little girls family has food for the next few days.


Savita's mother says "Didi we came all the way to Pune from Orissa to ensure we don't run out of food and that my daughter doesn't end up being an illiterate like me." Savita, my chirpy student in class sounds a little stressed. "Didi we ran out of food, can you help?" Savita's family received a relief packet from us the same day and we would like to thank all the donors for enabling us to do so. Please keep supporting us.


Afsha Baig from Grade 2 at Shivaji Maharaj has always been that shy girl at the corner of the classroom. Her mother works as a house help and because of the lockdown she has not been able to provide for the family. The Relief Kit provided her with the support she needed at these trying times. Afsha Baig says "Hamari madad karne ke liye bohot bohot shukria, Maula dua denge"(Allah would shower his blessings upon you for helping us in these trying times). Thank you to everyone who donated us to reach out to families like Afsha's.


Ganraj Ballal, 6th grader from Shivaji Maharaj School was not reachable for days. His father being a daily wage worker struggled to make ends meet with the little money he had at his disposal. A sudden cry for help from Ganraj,  helped us reach out to him with the Relief Kit. Ganraj says, "Thank you Didi to everyone jiske help ke wajah se humein ration mila". Help us reach out to more families like Ganraj.



Shravani Apte, chirpy second grader at Shivaji Maharaj. Her father is a daily wage worker and have not received payments since the lockdown. And now the extension of lockdown only makes matter worse for his family. He was trying to get ration from a local Kirana store on credit but fears to default payments. The relief kit helped him breath a sigh of relief and he thanked the donors who helped them. Help family like Shravani's in their crisis.


Anit Majister Yadav, 2nd grader. His father hails from Bihar and a daily wage worker. The lockdown not only cuts him off from his wages but also necessities. He struggled for days with very limited food and slept with half-filled stomach. The relief kit helped the family to curb hunger and the family thanks all the donors. Help us reach out to more families like Anit's.

Lalita Devi reached out to me out of desperation, having run from door to door to collect my number. They had completely exhausted whatever ration they had. Her son is studying in the marathi medium branch of Shivaji Maharaj. She received help on the same day and went home with enough food for the next few days. She says whoever helped me get my food today, I wish they are always happy in life. Thank you donors.


Mahadev Salunke's family are one of the many families from the tent, the lack of food pushed them on the verge of just drinking water to fill their stomachs. With more than 16 members in their family and no stable job, the family reached out to us for relief. We have provided them with 2 relief kits which will last them a few days. The family says a big thank you.


Dyaneshwar Ji's picture warmed the cockles of my heart. He is a palm reader who sits by the roadside and makes money off reading palms. Living in the tents, he is calm in his demeanour. "You all look so happy." I find myself saying. "Ofcoure didi, go drinking water and only one meal for weeks even you would be smiling ear to ear after receiving ration." Thank you for helping many like Dyaneshwar Ji.


Varun Pannalal, second grader of Shivaji Maharaj School, loves to sketch cartoons. He has a sibling at the same school. His mother works as a house help and she has not been able to work for more than forty five days now. She has not been receiving salary and at this distressing time, calls out for help. The Relief Kit helped them with a few day's ration. Let us help more families like Varun's who are in need of urgent help and support.


Vaishnavi Salunke, a second grader from Shivaji Maharaj School is beyond cute when doing recitals in classroom. She doesn't shy away from raising hands and asking questions as her curious mind always pushes her to do so. On reaching out to the family, her mother, who is a daily wage worker cries out for help knowing that she only had a few day's ration in hand. We successfully managed to provide her with the Relief Kit. Vaishnavi thanks us and says she misses school terribly. Thank you to all the donors who helped us reach out to a family like Vaishnavi's.


Satendra Sahani works as a mechanic. With the lockdown for more than forty five days now and no money in his hands, situation takes a different turn for him to feed a family of three. His wife works as a tailor and has no work and money at her disposal. The family was struggling to make ends meet. The Relief Kit not only aided them to have food on their plates but a sense of hope and gratitude emerged in their hearts. Their daughter thanks everyone who donated. Help us reach out to more families like Satendra's who are in need of immediate help and support.



Sakshi Mishra, second grader at Shivaji Maharaj School is not only a bright student but an immensely talented dancer. Her father is the sole earner of bread in the family. Amidst the corona crisis and the whole country under lockdown, they were unable to move to their ancestral village and struggled with necessities. On reaching out to the family, we come to know they were not being able to get any benefits from Govt as they do not possess ration cards. On receiving the Relief Kit, they sent prayers and gratitude to all the donors who made it all possible. Help us help families like Sakshi's.




Manoj Vishwakarma, is an auto driver and have not been able to commute for a long time now since the lockdown. In turn, the funds of the family were getting exhausted with every passing day. On reaching out, they asked for immediate help and the Relief Kit came to their aid. His daughter, Shrishti says, "Thank you hamari madad karne ke liye". Pleading to donate so we reach out to more families.


Shaista Patel, 2nd grader from Shivaji Maharaj School is a brilliant girl. She aspires to become a Doctor in future to help sick people. Her father is the only earning member of the family and managing things became difficult with very little money in hands. Asking for help, he reached out to us and we successfully managed to get the Relief Kit delivered at his house. Help us to reach out to more families like Shaista's.


Khusboo Chaurasia, that talkative girl in the classroom. Khusboo loves to draw Christmas Tree on her notebook during off-periods. Her father hails from Uttar Pradesh and works in a local garage for living. During this crisis, the family struggled with putting food on the table. On receiving the Relief Kit, the father says, "Aapne hamari madad kari aise waqt pe, bhagwan aapka bhala karega". A lot of families like Khusboo's are struggling on a daily basis. Let us reach out to them and help in any way possible. Donate!


Roshni Ansari, second grade student from Shivaji Maharaj School, has a charismatic voice. She recites poems with such feel and honesty in her voice. Her father being the sole earner struggles everyday with no money in his pocket. When he reached out to us for help, the very news of an available Relief Kit brought a smile on his face. He thanks each and every donor immensely and prays that everyone remains safe at these times. Help us help families like Roshni's at these times. Donate!


Harsh Kokane is a bright student in Grade 8 of Vini6. Usually laid back and enjoying his learnings and life, Harsh's life changed considerably during the lockdown. Counting his meals and ensuring they have enough to eat was a daily chore. As he collected the ration with his father, he said "Bhaiya, I hope I can also be independent someday." Let's keep setting examples for many more like Harsh.


Rohit is a mischievous kid in a family of 5 members. After collecting the ration, Rohit sent us this picture, "Kya bhaiya, life mein bohut udaasi hain. Jinhone madad kiya unko ek thumbs up dena toh banta na?" [What bhaiya, life is sad anyways. Those who helped us by donating should atleast get a smiling face giving them a thumbs up for the good work] Dear donors, here is a thumbs up to lift your spirits.


Shruti Chichkoti is a bright young child studying in Chaitanya EMS. She called us after having received the ration and said that "Don't worry, soon I will be able to pay it forward." Thank you donors for setting an example for the kids.


Rudraksh Magar is that naughty child in the classroom who runs around in the corridor, every opportunity he gets. He has two other siblings and his father is a daily wage worker whose struggling each day to make ends meet. Finding out about the Relief Kit, he asked for immediate support. The family of five thanks everyone who helped them in this crisis. Let us all support more families like Rudraksh's.


Tejashree Pampad, second grader in Shivaji Maharaj School, dances gracefully. She belongs to a family of six. With so many members to cater to, the father being the only bread-winner of the family, struggles to put food on table. The Relief Kit rescued them in this crisis to not worry about food for few days. Very many families like Tejashree's needs our support and help at this time. Urging to donate!
The extension of the lockdown led to more people being in desperate need of food. Families who live in the same community as our students have been skipping meals to ensure they don't run out of food. We are planning to reach 90 families per week so that we can serve people in need. There have also been families with 16 members and barely a tent for shelter, we have provided them with 2 relief kits in such cases. The updates section is continuously monitored and we request your support in helping us reach out to as many people as possible.

Read on to know about people we have helped so far:



Shadab Sheikh is a migrant worker who doesn't have an Aadhaar Card, the last few weeks has been a complete struggle for his family. We could only help the family once they reached out to us because of the donations we received from all over the world. Now is the time to show solidarity. Lets help more families like Shadab's.


Khurshid is a bright and hardworking child studying in 8th grade of Vini6 in Yerwada. Having been raised by a strong single mother, Khurshid dreams of reaching for the stars one day. However, the dearth of food made him question what good would be his education. When we called to ask him of his well being, he muttered a weak 'fine'. Shortly after the family shared their plight and his family received a relief kit. Let's ensure no bright child questions the point of education because of dearth of food. Keep supporting us in our cause.


A watchman by profession, Kamal's father struggled each day to make ends meet. However, the building people asked him to be at home when the virus started reaching the slums. Kamal wanted to send us a picture of his entire family, alas, he said "Bhaiya kamre mein sab ek saath baithne ka jagah nahi hain" (Bhaiya, not everyone can sit in this tiny room together). Help us reach more people like Kamal's father.


Vishwa Kamble's mother is a domestic violence survivor who moved out of her husband's house to make a living for her and her child. To ensure there was a good environment for the child while growing up, however the lockdown was incredibly tough on the family. With the donations we received, we could help Vishwa's family with enough ration to last them for the next few days. Vishwa says a big thank you to all.


Little Yasmin's father is a barber. He migrated from UP in search of livelihood but the lockdown threw everything into frenzy. The family reached out to us and thankfully with the help of all our donors, the little girls family has food for the next few days.


Savita's mother says "Didi we came all the way to Pune from Orissa to ensure we don't run out of food and that my daughter doesn't end up being an illiterate like me." Savita, my chirpy student in class sounds a little stressed. "Didi we ran out of food, can you help?" Savita's family received a relief packet from us the same day and we would like to thank all the donors for enabling us to do so. Please keep supporting us.


Afsha Baig from Grade 2 at Shivaji Maharaj has always been that shy girl at the corner of the classroom. Her mother works as a house help and because of the lockdown she has not been able to provide for the family. The Relief Kit provided her with the support she needed at these trying times. Afsha Baig says "Hamari madad karne ke liye bohot bohot shukria, Maula dua denge"(Allah would shower his blessings upon you for helping us in these trying times). Thank you to everyone who donated us to reach out to families like Afsha's.


Ganraj Ballal, 6th grader from Shivaji Maharaj School was not reachable for days. His father being a daily wage worker struggled to make ends meet with the little money he had at his disposal. A sudden cry for help from Ganraj,  helped us reach out to him with the Relief Kit. Ganraj says, "Thank you Didi to everyone jiske help ke wajah se humein ration mila". Help us reach out to more families like Ganraj.



Shravani Apte, chirpy second grader at Shivaji Maharaj. Her father is a daily wage worker and have not received payments since the lockdown. And now the extension of lockdown only makes matter worse for his family. He was trying to get ration from a local Kirana store on credit but fears to default payments. The relief kit helped him breath a sigh of relief and he thanked the donors who helped them. Help family like Shravani's in their crisis.


Anit Majister Yadav, 2nd grader. His father hails from Bihar and a daily wage worker. The lockdown not only cuts him off from his wages but also necessities. He struggled for days with very limited food and slept with half-filled stomach. The relief kit helped the family to curb hunger and the family thanks all the donors. Help us reach out to more families like Anit's.

Lalita Devi reached out to me out of desperation, having run from door to door to collect my number. They had completely exhausted whatever ration they had. Her son is studying in the marathi medium branch of Shivaji Maharaj. She received help on the same day and went home with enough food for the next few days. She says whoever helped me get my food today, I wish they are always happy in life. Thank you donors.


Mahadev Salunke's family are one of the many families from the tent, the lack of food pushed them on the verge of just drinking water to fill their stomachs. With more than 16 members in their family and no stable job, the family reached out to us for relief. We have provided them with 2 relief kits which will last them a few days. The family says a big thank you.


Dyaneshwar Ji's picture warmed the cockles of my heart. He is a palm reader who sits by the roadside and makes money off reading palms. Living in the tents, he is calm in his demeanour. "You all look so happy." I find myself saying. "Ofcoure didi, go drinking water and only one meal for weeks even you would be smiling ear to ear after receiving ration." Thank you for helping many like Dyaneshwar Ji.


Varun Pannalal, second grader of Shivaji Maharaj School, loves to sketch cartoons. He has a sibling at the same school. His mother works as a house help and she has not been able to work for more than forty five days now. She has not been receiving salary and at this distressing time, calls out for help. The Relief Kit helped them with a few day's ration. Let us help more families like Varun's who are in need of urgent help and support.


Vaishnavi Salunke, a second grader from Shivaji Maharaj School is beyond cute when doing recitals in classroom. She doesn't shy away from raising hands and asking questions as her curious mind always pushes her to do so. On reaching out to the family, her mother, who is a daily wage worker cries out for help knowing that she only had a few day's ration in hand. We successfully managed to provide her with the Relief Kit. Vaishnavi thanks us and says she misses school terribly. Thank you to all the donors who helped us reach out to a family like Vaishnavi's.


Satendra Sahani works as a mechanic. With the lockdown for more than forty five days now and no money in his hands, situation takes a different turn for him to feed a family of three. His wife works as a tailor and has no work and money at her disposal. The family was struggling to make ends meet. The Relief Kit not only aided them to have food on their plates but a sense of hope and gratitude emerged in their hearts. Their daughter thanks everyone who donated. Help us reach out to more families like Satendra's who are in need of immediate help and support.



Sakshi Mishra, second grader at Shivaji Maharaj School is not only a bright student but an immensely talented dancer. Her father is the sole earner of bread in the family. Amidst the corona crisis and the whole country under lockdown, they were unable to move to their ancestral village and struggled with necessities. On reaching out to the family, we come to know they were not being able to get any benefits from Govt as they do not possess ration cards. On receiving the Relief Kit, they sent prayers and gratitude to all the donors who made it all possible. Help us help families like Sakshi's.




Manoj Vishwakarma, is an auto driver and have not been able to commute for a long time now since the lockdown. In turn, the funds of the family were getting exhausted with every passing day. On reaching out, they asked for immediate help and the Relief Kit came to their aid. His daughter, Shrishti says, "Thank you hamari madad karne ke liye". Pleading to donate so we reach out to more families.


Shaista Patel, 2nd grader from Shivaji Maharaj School is a brilliant girl. She aspires to become a Doctor in future to help sick people. Her father is the only earning member of the family and managing things became difficult with very little money in hands. Asking for help, he reached out to us and we successfully managed to get the Relief Kit delivered at his house. Help us to reach out to more families like Shaista's.


Khusboo Chaurasia, that talkative girl in the classroom. Khusboo loves to draw Christmas Tree on her notebook during off-periods. Her father hails from Uttar Pradesh and works in a local garage for living. During this crisis, the family struggled with putting food on the table. On receiving the Relief Kit, the father says, "Aapne hamari madad kari aise waqt pe, bhagwan aapka bhala karega". A lot of families like Khusboo's are struggling on a daily basis. Let us reach out to them and help in any way possible. Donate!


Roshni Ansari, second grade student from Shivaji Maharaj School, has a charismatic voice. She recites poems with such feel and honesty in her voice. Her father being the sole earner struggles everyday with no money in his pocket. When he reached out to us for help, the very news of an available Relief Kit brought a smile on his face. He thanks each and every donor immensely and prays that everyone remains safe at these times. Help us help families like Roshni's at these times. Donate!


Harsh Kokane is a bright student in Grade 8 of Vini6. Usually laid back and enjoying his learnings and life, Harsh's life changed considerably during the lockdown. Counting his meals and ensuring they have enough to eat was a daily chore. As he collected the ration with his father, he said "Bhaiya, I hope I can also be independent someday." Let's keep setting examples for many more like Harsh.


Rohit is a mischievous kid in a family of 5 members. After collecting the ration, Rohit sent us this picture, "Kya bhaiya, life mein bohut udaasi hain. Jinhone madad kiya unko ek thumbs up dena toh banta na?" [What bhaiya, life is sad anyways. Those who helped us by donating should atleast get a smiling face giving them a thumbs up for the good work] Dear donors, here is a thumbs up to lift your spirits.


Shruti Chichkoti is a bright young child studying in Chaitanya EMS. She called us after having received the ration and said that "Don't worry, soon I will be able to pay it forward." Thank you donors for setting an example for the kids.


Rudraksh Magar is that naughty child in the classroom who runs around in the corridor, every opportunity he gets. He has two other siblings and his father is a daily wage worker whose struggling each day to make ends meet. Finding out about the Relief Kit, he asked for immediate support. The family of five thanks everyone who helped them in this crisis. Let us all support more families like Rudraksh's.


Tejashree Pampad, second grader in Shivaji Maharaj School, dances gracefully. She belongs to a family of six. With so many members to cater to, the father being the only bread-winner of the family, struggles to put food on table. The Relief Kit rescued them in this crisis to not worry about food for few days. Very many families like Tejashree's needs our support and help at this time. Urging to donate!
30th April 2020
UPDATE OF FUNDS UTILIZED




Satish is a daily wage worker from the temporary settlements in the form of tents. He is the sole breadwinner for a family of 8. He reached out to us when they had nothing to eat at home and survived on one meal a day. Satish was helped with 2 ration kits with the funds we had received from all of you and I believe we will continue receiving your support in the near future too.





Panchanand Gupta's family has been struggling ever since lockdown was announced. His kids study in the Marathi medium school of Shivaji Maharaj in Bhosari. Making ends meet has been a challenge for him and his relief was palpable after he called us to tell that he got the ration. We are hoping to reach more families like Panchanand's with your support.




The first time I went to Rakesh's house, I was amazed to meet the father. A headstrong man who wanted his son to achieve the world. This father saved every penny to send Rakesh to a good school for his higher studies. The pandemic suddenly made food an uncertain thing to think of. However, we could provide the family with a ration kit with all your help to ensure that they don't have to worry about food for a few days.




Nandu Wakude's family is another family in the tents who make a living by sewing quilts out of sarees and selling it by the road. They received 2 packets of ration from us with your help and we hope we keep getting your support to help families through the tough times.



Sagar Salunke is another labourer who tries to make ends meet by going out and finding jobs in the city. Having a family of 13 is all the more difficult, there is barely any savings. His family received 2 ration kits from us and thank all the donors for their kindness. I hope someday these children will pay it forward by being donors. Lets ensure they don't have to face the pang of hunger ever again.




Sandeep Wakode, brother of Subhash Wakode reached us shortly after. He was in a similar state. He had a family 0f 14 of his own and there was hardly any food left to eat in the house. The family has been given two ration kits to help them sustain for the next few days. They thank you with all their heart and we hope you'll touch many more lives in the tough times.



Kalpesh Kasbe's family reached out to their teacher even after he transferred to another school and that's how we got to know of their plight about food. The family was provided with a kit and us teachers are ever so grateful to all of you for letting us do that. I hope we'll continue having your support.





Subhash Wakode is one such family with 16 members in it. They go out everyday to find odd jobs but with the pandemic spreading like wildfire, all sources of income stopped. They are one of the many families settled in the tents of the temporary settlements. We provided them with 2 ration kits to ensure they have enough to eat for now with your help. I hope you'll continue to spread the word and help us reach more families.




Prathamesh Mudnyar and Shruti Mudnyar are students in Chaitanya EMS. They found solace in talking to their teacher when times got tough and with your support we could aid them with a ration kit to help theme. We hope you'll continue supporting us to reach the vulnerable.




Kritik's family tried to manage with the bare minimum but hunger has a burn which is hard to ignore. When they received ration today, they said "jinhone bhi madad ki, bhagwaan unka bhala kare." (May God bless those who have helped us). Thank you for supporting us and we hope we will be able to reach out to more families with your help.




Vinod Gupta's son studies in the Marathi medium branch of Shivaji Maharaj in Bhosari. The mid-day meals are sometimes one of the two meals that his kids eat. With the school being closed and all income stopped, the family struggled with food. We gave out a ration kit to them with the funds donated by all of you. I hope you keep spreading the chain of kindness forward.




Abdul Altaf, a daily wage worker calls us up with urgency. He got our numbers from one of the parents in the community in Bhosari. Having run out of enough to eat for the kids as well, he didn't want the holy month of Ramadan to be sad for his children. However, the funds enabled us to provide a ration kit for the family. Please continue your support to help the cause.




Sarjerao Bondhe's family is that of 15 members. They are shoe-makers who sit by the road and make their living. The lockdown put a stop on their income. The families in the temporary settlement struggle as it is but now they completely ran out of food during these days. Thanks to your support, we provided two ration kits to this family and we hope to continue providing food for the needy through your support.




Prajwal Hiwale is a student in Grade 2 of Shivaji Maharaj, Bhosari. Prajwal says a big thank you to all of the donors for providing enough food for his family. Please help more families like Prajwal.




Ritesh, one of the brightest kids in my class shows immense dedication to his studies and building a life for himself. Having lost one eye in an accident during his early years, Ritesh never let it become a weakness and instead chose to brave all challenges and make a life for himself. Currently awaiting his result for scholarship exams, Ritesh's world came to a halt with the lockdown. Ever so jubilant and optimistic, Ritesh reached out to me to check if we can help and with your kind help, his family has received ration for the next two weeks. Please continue supporting us.



Kanchan Gupta, a student of Grade 8 in Shivaji Maharaj, Bhosari is one of the smartest kids in my class and the only girl who cleared the Byju's scholarship. Her sister is just as bright and her father struggles to provide for the family. The lockdown made things worse but the family got access to relief kits because of your continuous support. Hope you'll continue helping us.





Aditya Parihar is one of the brightest students in Grade 8 of Vini6. However, ever since the lockdown started his focus moved from studies to worrying about food. But, because of the people who have extended a kind hand to us, we could help the family with ration. Please help us reach out to more such families.



Sakshi Dhotre, a student of class 8 made a distress call to Koushal Bhaiya, her Maths and Science teacher. The family had entirely run out of ration despite surviving on bare minimum for days. We could only help them because of the kindness you all have shown. Please donate and help us reach more families.




Sunil Sathe comes everyday sharp at 10 in the morning to pick garbage from a few apartments near our locality. He works four different jobs to earn money for a family of 7. Recently, when he came to pick garbage from our flat, he asked us for help with getting ration. For a man who struggles everyday doing a job which runs the society but doesn’t get noticed for the work he does, he felt embarrassed for the first time not because of his job but for his attempt to ask for help. We could see his uneasiness and embarrassment while asking us for help. He had run out of ration which he got through his ration card. He still comes to pick garbage even during this time of pandemic just so that our apartment stays clean even though he last received his salary on the 7th of March. Help us by donating.



Ritik Singh and his family live in a single room in Tadiwaala road. His mother stitches clothes and father works in a hotel, this was before the lockdown had started. They are without any income since then. The family was joyous to receive the kit and we would want to help more such families with your help.
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Satish is a daily wage worker from the temporary settlements in the form of tents. He is the sole breadwinner for a family of 8. He reached out to us when they had nothing to eat at home and survived on one meal a day. Satish was helped with 2 ration kits with the funds we had received from all of you and I believe we will continue receiving your support in the near future too.





Panchanand Gupta's family has been struggling ever since lockdown was announced. His kids study in the Marathi medium school of Shivaji Maharaj in Bhosari. Making ends meet has been a challenge for him and his relief was palpable after he called us to tell that he got the ration. We are hoping to reach more families like Panchanand's with your support.




The first time I went to Rakesh's house, I was amazed to meet the father. A headstrong man who wanted his son to achieve the world. This father saved every penny to send Rakesh to a good school for his higher studies. The pandemic suddenly made food an uncertain thing to think of. However, we could provide the family with a ration kit with all your help to ensure that they don't have to worry about food for a few days.




Nandu Wakude's family is another family in the tents who make a living by sewing quilts out of sarees and selling it by the road. They received 2 packets of ration from us with your help and we hope we keep getting your support to help families through the tough times.



Sagar Salunke is another labourer who tries to make ends meet by going out and finding jobs in the city. Having a family of 13 is all the more difficult, there is barely any savings. His family received 2 ration kits from us and thank all the donors for their kindness. I hope someday these children will pay it forward by being donors. Lets ensure they don't have to face the pang of hunger ever again.




Sandeep Wakode, brother of Subhash Wakode reached us shortly after. He was in a similar state. He had a family 0f 14 of his own and there was hardly any food left to eat in the house. The family has been given two ration kits to help them sustain for the next few days. They thank you with all their heart and we hope you'll touch many more lives in the tough times.



Kalpesh Kasbe's family reached out to their teacher even after he transferred to another school and that's how we got to know of their plight about food. The family was provided with a kit and us teachers are ever so grateful to all of you for letting us do that. I hope we'll continue having your support.





Subhash Wakode is one such family with 16 members in it. They go out everyday to find odd jobs but with the pandemic spreading like wildfire, all sources of income stopped. They are one of the many families settled in the tents of the temporary settlements. We provided them with 2 ration kits to ensure they have enough to eat for now with your help. I hope you'll continue to spread the word and help us reach more families.




Prathamesh Mudnyar and Shruti Mudnyar are students in Chaitanya EMS. They found solace in talking to their teacher when times got tough and with your support we could aid them with a ration kit to help theme. We hope you'll continue supporting us to reach the vulnerable.




Kritik's family tried to manage with the bare minimum but hunger has a burn which is hard to ignore. When they received ration today, they said "jinhone bhi madad ki, bhagwaan unka bhala kare." (May God bless those who have helped us). Thank you for supporting us and we hope we will be able to reach out to more families with your help.




Vinod Gupta's son studies in the Marathi medium branch of Shivaji Maharaj in Bhosari. The mid-day meals are sometimes one of the two meals that his kids eat. With the school being closed and all income stopped, the family struggled with food. We gave out a ration kit to them with the funds donated by all of you. I hope you keep spreading the chain of kindness forward.




Abdul Altaf, a daily wage worker calls us up with urgency. He got our numbers from one of the parents in the community in Bhosari. Having run out of enough to eat for the kids as well, he didn't want the holy month of Ramadan to be sad for his children. However, the funds enabled us to provide a ration kit for the family. Please continue your support to help the cause.




Sarjerao Bondhe's family is that of 15 members. They are shoe-makers who sit by the road and make their living. The lockdown put a stop on their income. The families in the temporary settlement struggle as it is but now they completely ran out of food during these days. Thanks to your support, we provided two ration kits to this family and we hope to continue providing food for the needy through your support.




Prajwal Hiwale is a student in Grade 2 of Shivaji Maharaj, Bhosari. Prajwal says a big thank you to all of the donors for providing enough food for his family. Please help more families like Prajwal.




Ritesh, one of the brightest kids in my class shows immense dedication to his studies and building a life for himself. Having lost one eye in an accident during his early years, Ritesh never let it become a weakness and instead chose to brave all challenges and make a life for himself. Currently awaiting his result for scholarship exams, Ritesh's world came to a halt with the lockdown. Ever so jubilant and optimistic, Ritesh reached out to me to check if we can help and with your kind help, his family has received ration for the next two weeks. Please continue supporting us.



Kanchan Gupta, a student of Grade 8 in Shivaji Maharaj, Bhosari is one of the smartest kids in my class and the only girl who cleared the Byju's scholarship. Her sister is just as bright and her father struggles to provide for the family. The lockdown made things worse but the family got access to relief kits because of your continuous support. Hope you'll continue helping us.





Aditya Parihar is one of the brightest students in Grade 8 of Vini6. However, ever since the lockdown started his focus moved from studies to worrying about food. But, because of the people who have extended a kind hand to us, we could help the family with ration. Please help us reach out to more such families.



Sakshi Dhotre, a student of class 8 made a distress call to Koushal Bhaiya, her Maths and Science teacher. The family had entirely run out of ration despite surviving on bare minimum for days. We could only help them because of the kindness you all have shown. Please donate and help us reach more families.




Sunil Sathe comes everyday sharp at 10 in the morning to pick garbage from a few apartments near our locality. He works four different jobs to earn money for a family of 7. Recently, when he came to pick garbage from our flat, he asked us for help with getting ration. For a man who struggles everyday doing a job which runs the society but doesn’t get noticed for the work he does, he felt embarrassed for the first time not because of his job but for his attempt to ask for help. We could see his uneasiness and embarrassment while asking us for help. He had run out of ration which he got through his ration card. He still comes to pick garbage even during this time of pandemic just so that our apartment stays clean even though he last received his salary on the 7th of March. Help us by donating.



Ritik Singh and his family live in a single room in Tadiwaala road. His mother stitches clothes and father works in a hotel, this was before the lockdown had started. They are without any income since then. The family was joyous to receive the kit and we would want to help more such families with your help.
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