Lalitaben & Rajivbhai are a small farming household based in village Kavitha, Gujarat. They own and manage a snack parlour at the village bus stand and their son worked at a factory in Vithal Udyognagar GIDC near Anand before lockdown cut off both these incomes. Thinking this to be a short-term incidence, Rajivbhai & Lalitaben took up work in a nearby tobacco farm but that proved futile as lockdown extended.
Eager to search for alternative income generating opportunities, Rajivbhai came to know of temporary jobs available in the night shift at the Amul Dairy plant in Anand, 18 Kms away from their home. Both, father and son have taken up this opportunity and are earning Rs. 500 per night! They just need this temporary income to tide over the dry period for their milch animals and till the factory opens. Lalitaben is eagerly waiting for the village bus stand to receive its commuters once again. She is planning a larger menu and longer work hours, for she has two months of losses to make up!
SarvaGram salutes this household, who taught us how to generate alternatives during difficult times and simultaneously keep planning for the future. It will be our privilege to financially assist them to jumpstart their livelihood again.