In helping her you’re helping yourself
Give Sunita Paswan a chance to get out of the financial crises post her husband’s death due to Covid
I know life is too short to get a second chance but I believe in Sunita Paswan’s case we might just be able to give her one last chance to lead a life with dignity.
The pandemic has not been easy on anyone. Including the privileged, but it is true the lesser privileged have had a larger brunt to bear. On 26th July, when I looked at the story reported by The Times of India, this realisation only became further clear.
Sunita, a mother of two owes 2.5 Lakh INR to her neighbours, relatives and offline loan sharks spent over his treatment.
While she struggled to keep her husband alive, hurriedly shifting him to Muzaffarpur Govt hospital. She finally lost the battle even when the 2.5 lakh arranged overnight couldn’t saved her only bread winner for the family
As soon as I read her story, I thought I could let it go. While I felt sad for her, I thought there’s nothing much I could do. But I knew I can for Sunita’s face haunts me asking - what if it was me or my loved one in her position.
She is looking for hope. For a force. For a miracle to happen and tell her that though worse has happened there just maybe good times ahead.
In all the anger, misery there still lies a possibility that someone reading her story might come to her rescue.
So call it survivor’s guilt, a way of pleasing my own alter ego or trying to do good simply because I believe in it. I need to help Sunita.
And I know you need to too! We’ve all lost something through these tough times and I am sure we’re all looking to make a difference to someone’s life just a little bit. Perhaps looking for a chance to feel better because life sucks anyways.
Help Sunita. In helping her. You’d be helping yourself.