BRING­ING SMILES BACK

India Today - - UPDATE -

Tashi Angmo is a sin­gle wo­man and lives in a small con­gested lane of Me­suk Chu­lung in Leh. She makes her liv­ing by stitch­ing tra­di­tional Ladakhi gom­chas in a nearby tai­lor­ing unit. Life was dif­fi­cult, but a spon­sor­ship for her nineyear- old daugh­ter’s ed­u­ca­tion by a trust was was a wel­come re­lief .

But na­ture had other ideas. Dur­ing the floods of 2010, her house was washed away. The wa­ters took away all her be­long­ings and Tashi did not re­ceive any com­pen­sa­tion. Af­ter spend­ing a few days in re­lief camps, she and her daugh­ter shifted to a rented house to es­cape the sever­ity of win­ter. It was a strug­gle to make ends meet, but she was de­ter­mined to fight on. Her prayers for help were an­swered when SEEDS In­dia, with the sup­port it re­ceived from CTF, reached

out to help her and build a struc­ture that could house their dreams. Cur­rently man­ag­ing from a makeshift ac­com­mo­da­tion, mother and daugh­ter are ea­gerly wait­ing for an all­weather roof over their heads. Tashi’s daugh­ter Rigzin is in Class II and shows a will­ing­ness to study well and be of sup­port to her mother.

They are ex­tremely grate­ful to all those who are in­volved in mak­ing this hap­pen. CTF hopes all the dreams of mother and daugh­ter come true.

TASHI ANGMO WITH DAUGH­TER IN FRONTOFTHEIR NE­W­HOUSE

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