Muthukumar, a 44-year-old truck driver from Tamil Nadu was facing a severe financial crisis as earnings dropped to zero during the lockdown. His financial condition worsened during the pandemic as his earnings fell from Rs 15,000 per month to just Rs 2000.
He could hardly make the ends meet for himself and his family. Moreover, a couple of years back, a portion of his house was destroyed during the cyclone Gaja. When his school friends came to know about his plight, they created a WhatsApp group raised funds from all his school friends and collected around Rs 1.5 lakh within 3 months.
They used the amount to built a new home for Muthukumar and gifted it to him as Diwali gift.