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The Price of Sentiments

Shanti Had To Let Go Of An Important Asset The Difference In Shanti Struck Us Strongly

Shanti is a lively Thari woman who loves colors and holds sentiments dear.

The last time we met her, she wore the beautiful traditional Thari outfit.

It was that particular outfit that the women are traditionally given as a gift at their wedding. The specific outfit – which gets all the admiration from us onlookers – holds a special sentimental value for them.

This outfit is a memory of happy, carefree days of their youth and their parents’ blessings.

It was the same for Shanti. We had taken a picture of her in that dress and showed it to her which she had loved so much.

However, this time when we met her, Shanti didn’t have that pretty outfit with her anymore.

She told us that she had to sell that dress because she needed money.

In Thar, due to poverty and lack of resources, people often have to face such situations where they have to sell off their beloved things to bring food to their table. Ek Plate Biryani is on a mission to help them get over such extreme poverty. No one should have to set a price value to their priceless belongings for something so basic as food.

We are working to provide Tharis with ready access to water to help them grow their own food, become self-sufficient, and live a better life.

We couldn't save the memorable outfit for Shanti. But we are trying to save others from the pain of having to choose between emotions and a hard, cruel life.