Of the many smile restored, one such story is of Md Sakib. This gentleman who had his auto rickshaw burnt in the pogrom came knocking our doors with a bleak smile and a lot more of dismay on his face.
Sakib had lost his only source of income with almost nothing in savings. Life had never been this uncertain for him. A father of 2 beautiful kids. 3 and a half years old daughter Nabiya and a 2 years old son Arham.
Sakib lives in Mustafabad and had his auto parked at a parking space in Shiv Vihar where with other vehicles his auto was also burnt to ashes.
When he first came to us he had very less hope of getting life back on track. He was standing outside the doors just hoping he would get some ration, after a while, one of our team member brought him in and we noted his grievances. His auto was burnt and had few of the instalments payment pending. He had no money left and was surviving on the ration distributed by various relief agencies. His other immediate needs were addressed including settling him in one of our rented accommodations with all the basic essentials and was asked to come the day after.
Next day he appeared on time. A team member was sent along with him to purchase a brand new auto of his own. He requested us to just pay the down payment and he’ll be paying the remaining installments himself with the money he’ll be earning in coming days.
The smile on his face after getting the auto was pure and very precious for us.
Sakib has been helping us with the relief work since then.