MUMBAI, Dec 9, 2015:
Sex workers from Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district dipped into their savings and survived on just one meal a day to collect 100,000 rupees (RM6,400) that was donated by them on Monday towards relief work in rain-ravaged Chennai.
The sex workers handed over a cheque to district collector Anil Kawade at an event organised by a non-governmental organisation Snehalaya in Ahmednagar, about 250km from here, according to The Times of India.
“These women were restless since the last four days, when they came to know of the deluge in Chennai. They decided that they should do something to help residents there,” Snehalaya founder Girish Kulkarni told PTI.
“They said such a great calamity has befallen Chennai and they needed to contribute to the relief work. They set aside this amount by saving and even had just one meal in a day,” he said.
“Of the around 3,000 sex workers in the district, in western Maharashtra, almost 2,000 contributed to the relief fund,” he said.