Textile Shop for Sheeja
Sheeja, a 35-year-old lady from Pathanamthitta, Kerala has more worries on her plate than she can take on by herself. Her daughter, Karthika passed away in December 2019 after a long battle with brain tumor. Medical expenses required the
family to take multiple loans from banks and from other sources, but the little girl could not be saved. Sheeja is now living with her 11-year-old son, Karthik and her aged mother-in-law. Sheeja used to do some tailoring at home, and also supply snacks to neighbouring homes. But there is no fixed income, and the family is now struggling to take care of their expenses. They are staying in a rented house and paying the rent with help from well-wishers. She has a housing loan of 6 lakhs, a Rs. 50,000 loan from the society and also a few personal loans.Her son, Karthik is not well. Sheeja herself underwent a heart surgery some time back.