Hi! My name is Kiran Nayak. I'm a trans-man and disability rights activist working in Chickbalapur and recipient of the Karnataka state award for disability rights. I've known Sowbaghyamma for 12 years in her capacity as an activist in this district of Karnataka.
She lost both her legs to polio, is 40 years old and a single mother raising a son and educating him. The disability-friendly scooter with three wheels which she was given by the government was damaged recently in an accident.
Luckily, we were able to give her emergency treatment and stitch up the wounds on her head with no internal injuries. However, she has received a quote from the mechanic shop of Rs 32,000 for the repair work for the scooter. She is unable to afford this.
As someone who has seen her invaluable work as an unpaid activist over the years, I know very well that this means that she won't be able to move around and organize around the rights of disabled women as she did before. please help her repair her scooter so she gains mobility again. Thank you!