As the country is struggling with the Coronavirus pandemic, there are certain souls who are coming forward to help those in need. One such real hero is 11-year-old, Ridhi Vangapally.
In her attempt to help the underprivileged families affected by the coronavirus lockdown, Ridhi Vangapally, from Hyderabad has donated her entire pocket money. A student of 6th class, this brave soul has raised about ₹9.2 lakh from her friends and family members through her online initiative ‘Care-one’.
“I requested my near and dear ones because I wanted them to know that many people are struggling for food.”
It was a video that inspired Ridhi to embark on this great initiative. The video showed a hungry person breaking down on being given food. Moved by the video, Ridhi created a plan to supply kits to the poor worth ₹650 having six items –
“I saw that there were several people struggling for basic necessities and had not eaten for days. I decided to help them with my pocket money.”
She raised ₹1.3 lakh from family members and the remaining amount through the crowdfunding page, Milaap. Here, she wrote a letter and urged people to donate.
While speaking about her daughter’s great initiative, Ridhi’s mother Shilpa Rao told the media:
“Ridhi made a list of the basic needs, the cost and how long supplies last for a family of four. She came up with a supply kit. She was initially able to raise ₹1.3 lakh from family members which we used to supply 200 kits on 2nd April with the help of Cyberabad police.”
With the help of the Cyberabad police, Ridhi’s mother and father N. Ram Kumar distributed the kits in Serilingampally locality on April 2. Now they are aiming to distribute another 1000 kits.
At IFORHER, we applaud Ridhi and her parents’ great determination to come forward to support the underprivileged and vulnerable segment of society.