Help Selvam In This Difficult Time | Milaap
Help Selvam In This Difficult Time
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    Shyam
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Selvam

    from Theni Allinagaram, Tamil Nadu

Note to donors - This fund raiser is setup on behalf of Selvam. It is a purely voluntary effort and belongs to no one individual/organization/collective.
Note from Selvam- 
"Hi Dear Friends, 
I am Selvam Muniyandi a Transgender Man from Tamil Nadu., I belong to an extremely economically poor working-class family, where I  have mostly earned through daily wage kind of work. I am currently stationed in Theni , my hometown. My mother, Eeswari,  has been suffering from severe Sugar/diabetes issues and her Leg has been almost in a stage of amputation but surgery is not possible in the current and the Doctor has advised continuing with medication. The medical care , food and other expenses per day is very expensive, the total expenditure per month is around 35000 for medical and food expenses. Due to Corona, I lost my job in the factory, I used to work in, which was at least helping me to take care of some expenses. I had to drop out of school at a very young age due to several complications surrounding my life. It will be a great help if friends could contribute to my needs. I will need this support at least for 10 months."

About Selvam –
M. Selvam is Tamil Nadu's first out trans man activist and has been raising awareness of trans men's issues since 2004. His primary occupation and source of income have been through a variety of labor work like working in factories, construction sites, as a farmer, and several such odd jobs, through which he has managed his and his family’s livelihood. His contributions to the Fight, struggles, and upliftment of the Transman/ Transmasculine community has been immense. He has been the strongest voice from Tamil Nadu in bringing to light the existence and needs of Trans men in Tamil Nadu, especially for the working-class sections. His is a very powerful and moving story of Struggles, Strength, Resolve and the true spirit of Self Respect that Tamil Nadu really stands for. A beautiful Storyteller whose stories are deeply valuable and transformative, he engages with communities and stakeholders via theatre, public speeches, and advocacy events with educational institutions, medical facilities, and state administration. He has also been a source of peer support for other transmasculine people in Tamil Nadu and elsewhere for 15 years.

The funds raised will be used for his mother's treatment and his household expenses. 

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