Rahul's empathy gets Kalavati sponsorship

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New Delhi, Jul 29: Kalavati Bandurkar, who hogged the headlines after Rahul Gandhi cited her plight during the trust vote, has finally got some relief with an NGO adopting her and nine children for next 20 years.

The Sulabh International Social Service Organisation will pay Rs 25,000 per month for the upbringing of her children for the next 20 years. The organisation's decision to adopt Kalavati and her nine children came days after she reportedly threatened to commit suicide due to her abject poverty. "Rahul Gandhi had cited her as an example of what a progressive farmer could do running into rough weather, year after year. Her debt-ridden husband farmer Parshuram committed suicide, after failing to pay back the hefty loan.

"Kalavati despite being so hard-up, invested in digging a well to water her fields and thus earn a little more money from her farm," Sulabh Movement founder Bindeshwar Pathak told mediapersons.

Notably, Sulabh is engaged in transforming the lives of scavengers and recently launched a project 'Sulabh Gaon Ki Aur' to provide basic sanitation facilities in the villages.

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