Sevabharathi: Help pouring in for Ambili and her children


Kozhikode:  Following news report that appeared in Mathrubhumi daily on July 14 of a family of 4 leading a life in a dilapidated shack under an overbridge in Kozhikode, help poured in from all quarters.

Ambili and her three children lived in a shack just behind the Puthiyapppa petrol pump, very near to the sea. All that they have as a home is a run down structure covered with clothes and plastic sheets, on a paved floor in the midst of a swamp.

A family which refuses to give up

Under the supervision of Sevabharathi, Ambili and her children were shifted to a temporary shelter in a rented place on Thursday. The keys of the rented house was handed over to Ambili on Thursday evening. Sevabharathi district general secretary M C Shajikumar said they are ready to build a house in the place belonging to Ambili. Sevabharathi activists also provided the family with household items.

Malaparamba Devans Supermarket MD Mogavur Ponnadi offered the family one month’s provisions.  They also informed that a small sum for the children’s education would be given every month to the family. The Santhwanam Charitable Trust along with Mukkam KMCTU also offered assistance to the children. Many persons who did not wish to be identified reached Ambili’s shack to lend a helping hand to the poor family.  Any help, however small, was  accepted by Ambili and her children.

An account has been opened in the name of Ambili at the Pavangad Branch of SBT.

Account No 20284413822
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Source: http://english.mathrubhumi.com/news/offbeat/a-family-which-refuses-to-give-up-english-news-1.1202104

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