One of the worst things that happened to millions of people during this pandemic was joblessness. If there are stressful stories of loss, depression and even suicide, there are also many which tell how resilient one can be.
Just before the lockdown, Mohit Lal used to work on a daily wage basis and used to do plumbing jobs. Like many others, he also lost his job.
While we were supporting people financially and with dry ration, we found that Mohit has the capability of spinning the wheel to his favour. Our staff was thinking of a few livelihood options that people could choose during the lockdown.
Lo and behold, Mohit bought an old sewing machine. He was trained by another community member, who was making and supplying masks to Deepalaya for distribution along with ration kits.
Mohit soon learnt the trick and supplied the much-needed protection to thousands of families supported by Deepalaya. The organisation not only helped him financially but also gave the much-needed money for starting his business.