Bhagwati,how you will feed your malnourished baby ?


Friends, this is the tale of Bhagwati.Aged around 22 years of village Mahabadia.She is a regular student of our Grain School.Bhagwati is married to Chain Singh, a love marriage, resulting to bycott by her family.She has a daughter Bharti ( 6 months ) who is malnourished.Seven months ago her husband took a loan of Rs.12,000/- from  owner of a brick kiln to give the amount to his brother in law,who required it  to meet out few expenses during his sister's marriage.As the matter was related to the marriage of his own  sister Bhagwati too happily agreed uopn it.When Bhagwati went to attend the marriage her parents did not allowed her to enter in to the house, she returned with heavy heart.Later on she learnt that her brother has not utilized the amount loaned by her husband for the purpose her borther  had sought (marriage of his sister) instead he had spent that amount in drinking.Since the loan has to be paid back Bhagwati and her husband are now engaged in the brick kilns and preparing bricks.For their day to day needs, they have to borrow some amount from the onwer of the brick kiln.With in a period of seven months they have a debt of Rs.42,000/- over their head.They will be paid Rs.300/- for preparing 1000 bricks.God knows when they would be able to repay the loaned amount which is increasing day by day.Bhagwati and her husband are toling hard to re pay the loan.His brother too is with themhelping them in preparing  bricks but they have doubts that at any day he may fled away. 
Bhgwati often won't have anything to eat.She attends Grain School regularly as some qunatity of Grain is provided here to every student monthly.Bhagwati  is aneimic and her baby is underweight, she won't have milk to feed her daughter.Grain School suports her by providing  some extra quantity of Grain.But how long ???We are making efforts for some respectable livelihood for the women like Bhagwati.You too could join us in this journey of rural India.     

                                         Bhagwati making queries to the  teacher in Grain School
                                      Bhagwati during distibution of Grain to women of Grain School

                                                               Bhagwati preparing bricks
                                                This is the house where Bhagwati lives
                                              Bhgwati with her malnourished girl child Bharti

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