Project #MyPincode Impact Story 7: Ration to Migrant Worker and Family
Saroj Alam moved to Gandhi Nagar, East Delhi district from Khajuri, Uttar Pradesh. He sustained his small family, inclusive of his wife and a daughter, through a meager income, earned by working in a cloth factory. His story highlights the significance of community spirit, responsibility and kindness, the true cornerstones of a society.
The lockdown revealed the intrinsic insecurity faced by the migrant labour force and radically challenged their basic survival. Even after working as a tailor in the same factory for 8 years, he was fired and then quickly ran out of the money, that he had managed to save over the years.
One of the beneficiaries, from our previous ration relief, set out to disseminate information about our efforts for the alleviation of those affected by the lockdown. He gave our contact to Saroj, who promptly reached out to us for support. After providing the ration, we assured him that we will be there for him and his family, if he requires anything in the future. After some time, he requested for a cylinder as he was unable to arrange for funds and our team was more than happy to quickly fulfill his request.
"आपका बहुत बहुत शुक्रिया, आप लोग ना होते, तोह हमारे घर पर शायद खाना भी नहीं बन पाता"
We cherish these values of collective identity and appreciate the members of the society that choose to work for the good of all.