Offers of help have poured in for a 65-year-old woman who has been living in a public toilet for almost two decades. According to news agency ANI, Karuppayi has been living in a public facility in the Ramnad area of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, for over 19 years. She earns a living by cleaning the toilets - a job that brings her Rs 70-80 every day.
"I applied for senior citizen pension but didn't get it," Karuppayi tells ANI. "I approached many officers in Collector's office but nothing materialised."
With no other sources of income, Karuppayi was forced into the unusual living situation. "I don't have any other source of income. So I live here in this public toilet. I earn Rs 70-80/day. I've one daughter who never visits me," she tells ANI.
Madurai: 65-year-old Karuppayi has been living in a public toilet in Ramnad for past 19 years, & earning her livelihood by cleaning the toilets & charging a meager amount from public for using it. #TamilNadupic.twitter.com/UA1Zmo0pNS— ANI (@ANI) August 22, 2019
Karuppayi: I applied for senior citizen pension but didn't get it. I approached many officers in Collector's office but nothing materialised. I don't have any other source of income. So I live here in this public toilet. I earn Rs 70-80/day. I've one daughter who never visits me pic.twitter.com/3oEsNMhCc2— ANI (@ANI) August 22, 2019
After her story and pictures of her living quarters were shared online, many offers of help have poured in for her.
let us help her. I will contribute.— Sanju Sobnach (@sanjusobnach22) August 22, 2019
By any chance, can we contribute something ? Can't see such pictures. By helping her in any small way will heal my heart. Requesting @CMOTamilNadu to lend a hand and those who know her please reach out to her.— Kulamani Muduli (@thisissanu) August 22, 2019
Please somebody from the govt. Or privately, help the woman.— प्रणाम 🙏 (@vyomika_) August 22, 2019
Several people have also tagged government offices and requested them to help Karuppayi.
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