14.1.2023. 8Pm IST
This elderly goan TAI KANCHANA has been sleeping on the Mapusa Bus Stop last 15 days in this chill and cold weather as they were thrown out of their home for not paying the rent.
Son would do some work in the day and at night would go and give her some food and may be even stay there at night during these last 15 days.
The public utilities next to the bus stop is where they would have a bath and wash their clothes.
Has some wounds on her legs which can be due to the mosquitoe bites she incurred while sleeping on the bus stop and surely she has been scratching her legs .
Goa Police @ Mapusa Police Station spotted the Mother & son duo late night and requested us to help which we did the nexy day as their medical examination was to be done.
Lady is approx 70 years old, goan by birth but poverty made them stay on rent.
Son disappeared from the mother the day we were ready to accept them and only the mother was brought by the Mapusa Police to our shelter home on 10.1.2023.
Any lady activists in Goa fighting for such poor abandoned ladies interested in taking up such cases ?
Can't blame anyone here but it's strange that in Goa our own GOANS are turning homeless and reaching the streets.
And I am saying this last couple of years through my posts that the no of goans reaching the streets are rising and homelessness is on the rise.
It's sad to see in a tiny State of Goa that the homeless and people with disabilites are rising.
But something needs to be done quickly as the homeless are rising and there are not many ladies homes to take in these ladies free of cost.
If a very small NGO like us can look after 160 + homeless street people free of cost then its also possible for other homes to take in such poor homeless people.
We require your help and support as we fight eradication of ” HUNGER & HOMELESSNESS “.
God bless you all
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