Story –Manju ( name changed) was married to a widower along with three children from his first wife. About ten years back she lost her husband, then her step-son due to alcohol and one step-daughter due to sickness. At present, she has one step-daughter who is married off living with her family.
Manju has a brother and sisters who are all busy caring for their families or dependant on their own children. One of the sisters had allowed Manju to stay in a tin shed adjoining her house. Manju had been living on the meager pension given under government’s special scheme for widows. That too had not been coming since the last few months. Surviving on the food given by neighbors, with rainwater leaking from her tin roof and occasional visits by relatives. She became desperate and approached one of the staff from Krupa Home who lives in the area, requesting to be taken in Krupa Home.