Sewa Bharati kindles new hopes of life for Shanthi, Kalarani & Anitha

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Source: Seva-English      Date: 08 Feb 2013 15:05:41

Shanthi, the unfortunate widow barely in her early 20s is now a very happy woman.  Married to a very understanding partner Somalingam, Shanthi entered a new life courtesy Seva Bharhi Tamil Nadu. Same is the case with Kalarani and Anitha.

In the suburbs of Nagerkovil town there is a small village called Sarakkalvilai. Shanthi (23) who was a widow having a three-year-old female child, used to stay here with her mother Bhathirakali who was a member of the Buvaneswari SHG managed by Seva Bharthi.

The SHG members deliberated upon her plight and decided to do something that would bring a new hope in her life. In one of their weekly meetings they decided to arrange for her remarriage. Everything was planned and executed in a fantastic way. Shanthi entered a new life with an understanding partner Somalingam. The SHGs funded and organized the marriage function. The people of the village were astonished by this activity of the SHG and extended all their support. During the visit of the Sewa Bharati office-bearer the mother of Shanthi, Smt Bathirakali, was in tears while describing the incident.
In a village called Aramannam near Kulasekaram the incident was even more appalling. One widow lived in Aramannam working as an agriculture labor and her two adolescent daughters, namely Kalarani and Anitha, worked in a private firm in Andhra Pradesh. She died of cancer leaving behind the two daughters as orphans after spending all her earnings on her treatment. The two daughters who came to take care of their mother in the hospital were left with nothing but the corpse of their mother. There was nobody to help even for the funeral.

The Sewa Bharati SHG members took the initiative and arranged for the funeral of the deceased after performing all the last rites. They arranged for the girls a safe place for the livelihood with suitable jobs. The SHG members took all initiatives to arrange for their marriages also. One Panchayet member of the locality took the lead and with the generous contributions from all the SHGs across the District and various other organizations the marriage of Kalarani was arranged with Iyappan.
Helping the needy is another important social change that is happening almost every day in the district through SHGs. Financial assistance for the sick persons, accident victims, victims of calamities like fire accidents, have become a normal routine for the SHGs.

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