Distribution of Dry Rations to Mrs. Padma from Vishakhapatnam

Meet Padma — a gentle and gracious lady whose humble exterior belies a courageous and compassionate heart. 

Padma used to work in a bookstore in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh until the pandemic put an end to her livelihood. Being the sole breadwinner and caregiver to her family comprising her differently abled husband, her young son who's studying in Grade 7, and her aged mother-in-law, Padma faced several hurdles to provide for her family.

In sheer desperation, she posted a request on the Facebook page of The Satsang Foundation, asking for help with dry provisions and groceries. A team member of the Satsang Seva Mission, Visakhapatnam, in coordination with the Hyderabad team, immediately arranged for dry provisions for a month and delivered them personally to Padma on 16 July 2021.

Padma and her family were delighted beyond words! They were expecting only a few items and were extremely grateful to have received an abundant supply to meet their basic requirements for the month ahead.

It was indeed a humbling experience for our team member as she was able to render this service to this family and to be a harbinger of hope in the midst of the turmoil of the several families who are still floundering to make ends meet.