Joel Hembrom hails from Sapkata village in Assam. He stays with his wife and three children – one girl and two boys, studying in classes VII, IV and II respectively. Joel is a daily wage worker. Within the last six months, his wife underwent two operations for her impaired kidney, yet she is not well enough to manage the household chores. Their house is made of bamboo and tin sheets like most of the houses in Assam, but is badly in need of renovation. As the monsoon season commences in March in Assam, the family is seriously concerned and worried. With his wife’s treatment and all three children studying, Joel finds it extremely difficult to spare any money for renovating his house.
The total estimated cost for renovation is about Rs.50,000, including material and labour costs. Friends and well-wishers have collected Rs.20,000 already, bringing down the requirement to Rs.30,000.