The difficulties a transgender goes through, only a transgender knows.”
THAT IS WHY I REQUEST ALL OF YOU TO COOPERATE IN THIS MISSION OF OURS SO THAT MANISHA & HER ORPHANS CAN GET HOMES & THEY COULD GET FOOD .
Born in a little village, Manisha has faced uncountable difficulties for being a transgender. It came as no surprise when her parents abandoned her in shame of her being a kinnar (intersex person). Manisha was raised by a kinnar as well, but she couldn’t escape poverty. To earn a living, she tried to work at plenty of places but was always shunned.
“Some people kicked me out of their society saying I might rob them. Some people verbally abused me for being a kinnar and wouldn’t even give me the job as a maid. However, there are some people who invite us to sing and dance and become a part of their celebrations,” says Manisha. A sudden situation that Manisha once witnessed made her realize she wants to help abandoned and orphaned children. She came across a woman who was in excruciating labour pain. The woman was denied delivery at the hospital and so, Manisha and her team took her to her home and called a private doctor. The woman refused to keep her newborn daughter. At once, Manisha took the baby in her humble abode. Since thenManisha has adopted nine children, mostly girls. “I know what it feels to not be loved. To not know what family feels like. So whenever I come across an orphan, I take the child in with all my heart. With the help of my team, I look after their food, clothing, and studies,” says Manisha. Manisha believes that everything that happened with her shouldn’t happen to any orphaned children. She aims to give the orphans a happy childhood by being their mother and their father.
Manisha dreams to open an ashram for the orphans so that they can have a homely environment to grow in, eat three meals a day, and have a safe roof over their head.