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New Beginning

New Beginning

Shiva* a 32 years old man lived with his mother in Antop Hill, Mumbai. In the month of April 2019, he was arrested under section 457, 454, 380 of Indian Penal Code 1860 (for Lurking / trespassing someone’s house at night to commit theft). After couple of months,...

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A helping hand

A helping hand

During this COVID -19 lockdown, many reports have shown an increase in the incidence of domestic violence across all spectrum of society. While for some staying at home has brought opportunities of bonding time with families, indulging in self-care, and cultivating...

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Where there is a will, there is a way

Where there is a will, there is a way

Harsh* lives in the Turbhe red light area with his grandparents, mother and brother. He is currently in Level 4 of Sahaara's remedial classes.During the lockdown, Sahaara started online classes as physical classes were restricted. Harsh’s mother had a smart phone and...

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Help, when it’s most needed

Help, when it’s most needed

With the COVID 19 pandemic hitting the world, the worst affected have been the daily wage earners. For them, this lockdown has meant zero earning, and many have been forced to go without food. It is more than ever, that the need to address such existential crisis has...

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Kindling a Dream

Kindling a Dream

Precocious and intelligent Amrita* excels at almost everything she puts her mind to. Now 14, Amrita who hails from Aurangabad was deserted by her father and stepmother while on a train journey to Chennai. She was found in Cuddalore Railway Station and was first placed...

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Helped Making a Fresh Start

Helped Making a Fresh Start

This is a story of Sangeeta, a 44-year-old single mother of three children. She worked as a maidservant and it was really hard for her to provide for the basic needs of her children with that work. Once there was an urgent need for finances to pay for her elder...

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A Life Transformed

A Life Transformed

This is a story of Khushi*, who hails from West Bengal and who faced betrayal at every stage of her life. At first her husband cheated on her for another woman and left her. Then a known lady from her locality asked her to move to Mumbai and promised her a stable job....

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A mother’s concern

A mother’s concern

Coming from a background so unsafe, 8-year-old Aksa* is a daughter of a commercial sex worker named Sakina* who works in Ghatkopar red light area in Mumbai. Aksa’s father goes in and out of the prison often on the charges of robbery and beats her mother when he’s out...

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Everybody deserves a better life

Everybody deserves a better life

Tina* can be defined as a jovial and playful little girl, who lived with her mother Nisa* and her five siblings in Bhiwandi. Since her father doesn’t live with the family and neither does he maintain any communication with them, the entire responsibility of the...

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Anwar* finds a family!

Anwar* finds a family!

7-year-old Anwar was living in Bhiwandi with his family. He is a sharp boy, very responsible and helpful by nature. On an unfortunate day, in an argument that turned into a fight between Anwar’s parents, his mother ended up killing her husband. Thereafter she was put...

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