On 25th May 2021 Mukti volunteers reached Kadamaripara village with dry ration and tarpaulin to support 150 Yaas affected families. Being a remote village of Ramchandrakhali GP under Basanti block of Sundarban in West Bengal, the villagers were spending their days between wind and water.
During the distribution, Mukti volunteers noticed a 13 years teenage boy was standing in the queue. Sariful Laskar, the boy is a resident of the same village. He came to receive the relief. When Mukti volunteers asked for his parents he said that his home had been engulfed by the flame and his parents are engaged to gather the leftover belongings. Just after hearing from him, Mukti volunteers rushed to the spot to help the family.
They saw the burnt parts of the house all over the place. Except for one room, the kitchen and the barn with crops had burnt completely. The family of 4 members was living under the sky and was almost starving. Their vulnerability forced them to compromise with fate.
When they were asked how the fire started Mrs. Rehena Laskar, the mother of two replied “I was cooking for my children, Sariful and Rabeya. All of a sudden the fire spread from the oven. In a wink, all of our belongings burnt to ashes. It was God’s grace that we are safe. Our neighbors helped us to put out the fire.”
Mr. Abul Farak Laskar, the father said “I am very happy receiving the aid. We are grateful to Mukti for providing us ration and tarpaulin in an extreme time of danger. We need not worry about food for some days. We will use the tarpaulin to cover the burnt portions of the house from heavy rain. It would have been nice if we can receive a little more help from Mukti.”
Mukti volunteers assured all their assistance to that family. Mukti will stand by their side even in the future whenever they will need help.