Life does give a second chance, provided you have the courage and integrity to take it. Shrawan was a free-spirited young man with one major vice – gambling. This vice, along with the pandemic enforced lockdown brought him under a loan of about couple of lakhs and several people to look after.
Shrawan, 35, is living in Bagdola village in sector 8, Dwarka where he ran a small dhaba. But he had to support his family back at the village home which includes his wife, four children and his parents. In his times of financial difficulty, he had no support from his brother and sister. From whatever money he managed to earn, he was paying about Rs 1100 to repay the loan every day.
WeCreate DREAM INDIA has collaborated with Shrawan and opened a new tapdi for him near DabriMor Fruit Market. Not only has he added more items in his menu, but with better packaging and marketing, he is able to attract more customers. We are also paying off his loan and providing him a fixed salary every month to run his family. The food prepared at the tapdi is also often used for our food distribution campaign Plate Full, Pait Full.
There are two ways of looking at Shrawan’s story. There would be some who would write him off based on his shady past, and there would be some who would appreciate him for grabbing a second chance to give a better life to his family.
We personally believe that everyone, irrespective of their past, deserves a second chance, and through the efforts and blessings of our members, we feel grateful that we can provide someone that second chance.