There are those like Tamil Nadu’s K Manisha who are working to rehabilitate the homeless at a time when one wonders if there are good people.
The 22-year-old is a lecturer in the state’s Erode district, at Nandha College of Nursing.
She has helped to save nearly 150 homeless people over the past 18 months, including drug abusers, the destitute, some who have resorted to begging and those who are afflicted by serious illnesses.
After she’s finished with college work, Manisha goes to different locations in search of the homeless and generally talks to create a relationship with them. She notes that anytime she sees a homeless person she is mobilizing her connections at many different recovery homes around the state.
She also mentions that when they consider such a girl, people call her too.
Manisha formalized her effort last September with the registration of an NGO, the Jeevitham Foundation. It had been earlier called Volunteer to Poor People.
“My parents thought I should be concentrating more on my education instead of doing this work.
There’s no stopping me though, and I hope to convince them soon,