Pawan Kumar is a 21-year-old, who left his studies and joined Zomato as a rider. Why did he do this? Because last year, he found out his mother has mouth cancer and around the same time, his 25-year-old brother met with an accident and fractured his leg. Pawan's father is a farmer and they don't have enough to survive, especially during COVID. They live in Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh while Pawan has moved to Ghata Gaon, and found employment with Zomato. Pawan plans on restarting his studies again next year when his family's situation gets better.
I met Pawan as I ordered something from Zomato. Upon seeing him deliver food on a bicycle, with mud all over his legs due to the rains, I decided something should be done. Since his family needs a consistent inflow of cash, perhaps buying a bike for himself may help more than anything else.
Please help Pawan, a young kid missing out on opportunities because of the pandemic and his family situation.