Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Helping the needy




                 
         We all are moved by the plight of the poor and wish to help them in our own ways. One doesn't have to be a Bill Gates or a Warren Buffet to do that.

         I read about a woman, who while travelling in hinterland India, found the village girls walking miles to go to the nearest school. On inquiry from them, she found that they had to often miss their classes because much of their time was wasted in commuting. Also, they had to help their mothers in household chores and hence they were left with very little time for their studies.

        Moved by their plight, she purchased ten old bicycles (she could afford then) and after repair distributed them among ten girls. Thus she ensured that twenty girls went to the school regularly. It's an example how a person can help the needy in his/her way.

      Easier way is to wire money to an NGO but I would rather opt for the option taken by the lady mentioned for the simple fact that one can't be sure how and whether one's hard earned money has been utilized well by the NGO. When in doubt, it's better to do it yourself.

     It's a thought .........................

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