1 > Ms. Shyamoli Singh of 26 years of age got separated from her husband on December 2012; she is having a son of 06
years of age. The child is deaf & dumps by birth. Shyamoli was brutally refused from her in-laws house. She was going
“In this point of time, Iwas very helpless and frustrated. I lost all the hope of living and faced some challenges, which a womangenerally experiencewhenshe is young and alone” she said and continued “Oneday fewladies cametomein a Survey from a NGO, named Maya Foundation and informed me about a Government Shelter at Telengabagan. I am very much thankful to Maya Foundation for informing me about the Shelter. Maya Foundation gave me a job for cooking food in high class residents of North Kolkata. Maya Foundation also took extra initiative to talk tomy husband and explained him on a husband's duties towards the family. Today,my husband loves me a lot; he stays in his country home and does farming there. I used to make frequent visit in my in-laws house and my husband do financial contribution towardsmeandmy son.Maya Foundation also putmy son in a deaf & dump school.”
2 > Janab Saifulla Mallick of 22 years of agewas brought to Kolkata by his father Janab Harun Mallick from Kakdwip, South 24 Parganas. He was less studied and wants to earn his living in the “City of Joy”. His self-confident was below average and hewas introvert too.
“During those daysmy father brought me to Kolkata and I used to stay at Rajabazaar. I was very shy and could not get confidence in any type of jobs.Myfather used to scoldmeand Iwas loosing hope.Mymother and sisterwere also very ill in my country home.
After going like this for few days, I got introduced to Dr. Minakshi Gangopadhyay, Secretary of Maya Foundation. I think that was the turning point of life and frequently Maya Foundation is used to call me on their various short-term projects and put some responsibilities on my shoulder. I got afraid, but they stood beside me. The brothers and sisters of Maya Foundation spent more time with me, talked to me and even sometimes assist me in my activities. This warmth gave me a lot of confidence.” Saifulla says and continued “Nowadays, I am one of the securities in the Project of Shelter for Homeless for Men at Rajabazaar and in my off-period, I used to temporarily spent my time in assisting the Supervisor and the Doctors of the Project of Health Check-up Camp. My father is very much proud of me and when I went to my country home, I used to do nursing for my mother and sister by providing medicines (as per the advice of the local doctor). As I am the only boy of my family andmy father is growing old, Iwant to be the only earning member of the family by giving proper rest to my father. I thank Maya Foundation to keep faith on me and help me to build self confidence on myself.”