I got letters and photographs telling me how an old utensil at home was feeding a newborn baby.
She married the kindest man she knew and learnt a lot from him. At 47, she suffered the tragic loss of losing her husband in a car accident. However, life didnt stop there, inspired by her late husbands way of life, she started her own journey towards what eventually became her passion. One donation at a time and a trust were built. After all, charity begins at home.
Her Story: I was married at the age of 20 into a joint family of 4 generations. Id completed my MSC in Zoology, Chemistry and Botany but during those times, the ladies at home werent allowed to work we were supposed to only focus on the house. I didnt mind it too much, my family was a close-knit one and I enjoyed playing multiple roles within the family. Through this entire journey, my husband was by my side like a rock. He was the kindest man I knew his entire life was about helping people in his own small way. If he was passing a bus stop and saw any senior citizen waiting in the heat, he would go out of his way and drop them home. He would often order extra food for lunch so that when he saw any street children begging, he would feed them I learnt so much from him.He even supported and encouraged me to find my passion I learnt 10 languages, took up a bunch of courses and slowly convinced my father in law that I would be able to manage the house and my career simultaneously. At the age of 33, I did my B.ED and then took on a new role as a college teacher. It was at 47, that I lost my husband in a car accident I was completely devastated! When I began to cope with the situation, I realized that I wanted to carry his way of life forward by giving as much as I could with love and kindness. I decided to start at home. Most of us dont even think about the things we discard and how useful they can be to people who don't have anything so one by one, I began to go through all the things at home that I could donate. From books to utensils I put everything in boxes and sent them off to different places in need orphanages, old age homes and medical treatment centers. The response was overwhelming I got letters and photographs telling me how an old utensil at home (which I wouldnt have thought twice before throwing away) was feeding a newborn baby. Slowly, I began to spread the word and my relatives and neighbours began to send me their old things to donate! As the word spread further, I began to receive materials from all over the world Ive received stationary from Germany and books from Kenya! I finally established a trust, where people can now donate in an organized manner and where our impact can be higher.
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